Metcalf happy to see Geno shine: 'I knew he was going to do great'
"He's getting the credit he deserves," Metcalf said after Smith was named NFC offensive player of the week in Week 4 for his 320-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Detroit Lions.
Metcalf added: "Last year, when Russ (Wilson) went down, he had a chance to step in, and I knew he was going to do great. From the moment he got his chance, he just needed an opportunity. Now he's just showing everybody what we already knew."
Smith is fifth in QBR out of all quarterbacks and only has two interceptions through four games, which has helped the Seahawks' offense get off to a more efficient start than widely expected. They are 10th in yards per game and 11th in points.
"Everybody kept writing him off, and he just never had a fair shot to be who Geno Smith really is. We're all just seeing him come into his own and be a quarterback leading a franchise and an organization how he wants it to be," Metcalf said.
Smith was drafted in the second round by the New York Jets in 2013 and started all 16 games in his rookie season. He was benched for Michael Vick in Week 8 the following year.
The 31-year-old bounced around as a backup for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers before finding a home as Wilson's backup in Seattle in 2019.
Smith has 1,037 passing yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions through four games this season.
The Seahawks are 2-2 and will look to get above .500 against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
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