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Geno Smith Has Surprising Sentiments About 'Revenge' Win Over Giants

Adam Taylor McKillop
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith has surprising sentiments about the "revenge" win over the New York Giants in Week 8.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith has surprising sentiments about the "revenge" win over the New York Giants in Week 8. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Quarterback Geno Smith played just two games for the New York Giants back in 2017, but that season came fraught with controversy. Fast forward to Week 8 of the 2022 campaign and Smith now had an opportunity to revenge the way New York treated him.

Smith did his talking on the field as his Seattle Seahawks moved to 5-3 with a convincing 27-13 victory on Sunday. When asked about the potential revenge game, Smith opted for the high road.

This was a clear opportunity to take shots or even trash the Giants, but Smith actually flipped the situation on its head and offered praise for his former head coach and general manager.

"I don't have any remorse towards anyone there. In fact, to me, this game was for Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese. They believed in me. So as far as any other thing, I don't really care for it. I'm happy to be here in Seattle. It's like a family here. It feels like home," said Smith.

Going back to the 2017 season, Smith was just 27 years old. He spent his first couple of seasons starting games for the New York Jets and showed the typical ups and downs of a young NFL quarterback. After a few years as a backup, Smith joined the Giants with an opportunity to learn under Eli Manning.

The Giants were unsure what to do with their aging quarterback at the time, and midway through the season named Smith the new starter. Smith's road back to a starting role finally reached a pivotal moment before New York very publicly switched the decision one week later.

As Smith alluded to, it was a controversial decision and one that he wanted to move on from quickly. "That year to me was like a blur and my life has moved on from them."

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