Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith might not have logged the best outing of his life on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the former backup QB has had a phenomenal season in his first go as a starter in Seattle.
Replacing franchise quarterback Russell Wilson was not going to be easy for anyone, but Smith more than rose to the occasion.
“Man, Geno just showed us who he’s always been – he’s a gamer,” coach Pete Carroll said after the Week 18 win. “Even when it’s all on the line he’s going to go out there still be poised, still going to play. It’s hard, especially when you go out there and things don’t go your way early on. We had picks and stuff like that, but to show the fight and how you respond that’s what you want in a player; that’s what you want in a teammate.
“Somebody that’s just going to keep on fighting.”
And fight he did. Smith ended the regular season with some incredible numbers.
Smith will get a shot to impress in the postseason when the Seahawks square off against the 49ers in San Francisco on Saturday to kick off Wild Card Weekend.