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Seahawks’ Geno Smith throws first TD pass since 2019 as Russell Wilson comes out with injury


Geno Smith reintroduced himself to the NFL world on Thursday night.

Smith was forced into the game for the Seattle Seahawks against the Los Angeles Rams after Russell Wilson was sidelined with a dislocated middle finger. Wilson tried to play but looked uncomfortable after injuring himself in the third quarter.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith passes against the Los Angeles Rams in the second half of an NFL football game on Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Seattle. Smith arrived as starting quarterback Russell Wilson had an assessed hand injury.
(AP Photo / Craig Mitchelldyer)

Enter the old second-round draft pick.

Smith led the Seahawks on a 10-play, 98-yard run that ended in a touchdown pass to DK Metcalf to reduce Seattle’s deficit to two points in the fourth quarter.

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It was Smith’s first touchdown pass since he started for the New York Giants in 2017 in place of Eli Manning against the Oakland Raiders. In that game, he was 21 for 34 with 212 passing yards and one touchdown pass. Unfortunately, the Giants would lose this game and it would be the last start Smith would make.

Seahawks’ Geno Smith throws first TD pass since 2019 as Russell Wilson comes out with injury

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) passes wide receiver DK Metcalf for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the second half of an NFL football game on Thursday, October 7, 2021 , in Seattle.
(AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

The New York Jets selected Smith out of West Virginia in 2013. He started 30 games for the Jets but was never able to have enough impact to keep the job. He would rebound against the Giants in 2017, the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018 and ended up with the Seahawks in 2019.

Seahawks’ Geno Smith throws first TD pass since 2019 as Russell Wilson comes out with injury

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf catches a pass from quarterback Geno Smith for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game on Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Seattle .
(AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

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Wilson left the game with the Seahawks left behind. He also landed a touchdown pass to Metcalf earlier in the game.


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