Russell Wilson hilariously credited Geno Smith for helping secure OT victory
Russell Wilson added to his MVP case with another brilliant performance in a 40-34 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, but after the game, he gave some credit for the victory to an unlikely teammate.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback, who threw for 378 yards and a season-high five touchdowns, including a walkoff winner in overtime, shouted out backup Geno Smith, who was on the field for the coin toss to kick off the extra period.
“Geno was the man of the night for winning the coin toss,” said Wilson, per Brady Henderson of ESPN. “We felt great about it and felt like we could find a way to win the game, and guys just made some clutch plays.”
Winning the coin toss allowed Seattle to get the ball first in OT and end the game with a touchdown, here a ten-yard strike from Wilson to Jacob Hollister.
Smith, meanwhile, has not appeared in a single game for the Seahawks since signing with them in May, but this still has to be his finest moment in years.