Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith and rookie quarterback Kenneth Walker III were not happy with each other during Sunday’s game against the Rams.
While leading Los Angeles in the first half, Fox cameras caught the pair in a heated exchange on the bench pointing fingers at each other. Walker became frustrated with Smith while reviewing the game with one of the assistant coaches. Meanwhile, another coach, DeeJay Dallas, can be seen maneuvering Walker away from Smith.
It’s unclear what exactly led to the tense exchange, which occurred before Walker left the game with an ankle injury. The exciting rookie rushed for 36 yards on three carries before the injury.
Early in the game, Walker missed a blitz pickup by Rams safety Taylor Rapp.
Smith threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 8-yard TD pass to DK Metcalf with 36 seconds to play in a comeback win over the Rams, 27-23. Completed 71.8 percent of his passes against the Rams with one interception.
“He’s been incredible in all phases. I wish you guys could see how prepared he is, how clear he is to communicate, how calm he is in the big moments — he just deserves it,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. According to the Seattle Times. “It’s a great statement about who he is and what he’s about.”
Carroll also said after the game that Walker’s “ankle was stuck and he couldn’t walk again” after the injury and that they would have to “see what that means.”
The Seahawks (7-5) host the Panthers (4-8) on Sunday.