The Comeback Kid
The 36-year-old signal-caller is one of the greatest comeback stories in not only the game of football but in sports as a whole. Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury against the Texans in 2018. The injury was very reminiscent of quarterback Joe Theismann’s injury at the hands of the Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor.
Smith’s leg snapped and bent in half completely. Smith’s football career and life were both at risk. Doctors told him that there was a possibility that they would have to amputate his leg thus never walking let alone play football ever again. He even had a chance of death.
Despite the odds, Alex Smith battled his way back and returned to Washington during the 2020 NFL season. Even though he did not have a good statistical season, throwing for 1582 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions, the fact that he was even able to walk again was incredible. Smith was the recipient of the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year and rightfully so.
What’s Next for Alex Smith?
It is still unknown what Alex Smith plans to do for next season. He could always retire but he has recently stated that he still has room to grow on the field.
If Smith does play next year it would be the first time in his career that he would be able to test out free agency. Teams that could be of use of his services are the New England Patriots and the New York Giants to backup Daniel Jones.