Smith entered the game shortly after Wilson's injury and looked good in relief, throwing for 131 yards on 10-of-17 passing with a touchdown and an interception. The interception was not his fault as the receiver fell on an out-breaking route and the timing pass sailed directly to a defender. With Wilson's recovery time expected to be 4-8 weeks, Smith will get a real chance to settle in as the starter and raise his future stock as a starter if he can perform.
Smith, unranked on DLF's quarterback rankings, was drafted in the second round by the Jets in 2013 and struggled for the next four years, kicking around the league before arriving in Seattle in 2020. As a 2022 free agent, he'll be auditioning for his next gig and with word that Wilson may be looking to get out of Seattle, expect Smith to take this audition very seriously. Geno Smith will be a hot addition in the coming week's FAAB process.