Zadarius Smith, who is making his Minnesota Vikings debut this season, is most excited to make his debut against the Green Bay Packers.
Zadarius Smith will make his season debut with the Minnesota Vikings, his first with the team. Sunday’s upcoming game will kick off the 2022-23 NFL season for both teams, and it’s even more exciting for the linebacker as he faces off against his former team, the Green Bay Packers. He had big goals in his first game against Minnesota.
In a locker room interview posted on Twitter by KSPT-TV’s Alec Osmus, Smith said he would ” Hope to knock [Aaron Rogers] down a few times.”
Za’Darius Smith is one of several former Green Bay Packers contacts in the #Vikings locker room this season one.
His eighth season in the NFL will begin Sunday against his former team and Aaron Rodgers. pic.twitter.com/uNZ1mljUrn
— Alec Osmus (@A_TwiceKSTP) September 5, 2022
Teammates also noticed Smith’s energy in the game.
Vikings teammates take notice of Zadarius Smith Energetic in Sunday’s game
Smith’s new teammate is the start Noticing his energy in Sunday’s game will be important to overtake division opponents.
Teammate Harrison Phillips is another new addition to the Vikings this season, according to Vikings.com’s Lindsey Young. He said of Smith: “He’s got a different energy. I don’t know if he just took a three-day nap, but he’s excited.”
KJ Osborn praised Smith saying, “We’re so grateful to have him. I’ll probably get some questions about Green Bay this week. With him around, he’s a leader and seeing him bring the field Come on, it’s great.”
His positive impact on the team is already noticeable, and the Vikings may have A new improved season is coming.