The Seattle Seahawks were expected to lose their 2022 season opener against the Denver Broncos for several reasons.
First, the Broncos traded for former Seahawks starter Russell Wilson in the offseason, thinking he was the missing piece to a championship team.
Smith had a chance to start for Seattle when Wilson needed surgery for his finger injury.
He delivered mixed results in those games.
While the odds were seemingly against them, the Seahawks escaped with a 17-16 victory during their Monday Night Football encounter.
Smith finished with 23 completions out of 28 attempts for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
The former West Virginia standout added 14 rushing yards on six carries.
He clapped back at those who predicted a loss for them by saying, “They wrote me off, but I ain’t write back, though. That’s the problem, I ain’t write back. Let’s go!”
“They wrote me off, but I ain't write back.” 🔥
Geno Smith feeling himself
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 13, 2022
Team Effort For The Seahawks
Other players delivered solid performances that led to victory.
Cody Barton also had a great start with eight tackles and a sack.
Smith and the Seahawks will have an opportunity to go 2-0 with a win over the division rival San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.
However, there’s a chance that safety Jamal Adams won’t be available after injuring his left quad.