NFL Rumors: Washington QB Alex Smith Wants To Continue NFL Career

Will someone give him a chance?

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February 15, 2021

Alex Smith apparently isn’t done with the NFL just yet.

The Washington Football Team quarterback made quite the comeback in October 2020 after spending nearly two years rehabilitating a leg injury that nearly cost him his life. He even won the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year. Once the season ended, Smith told reporters he needed some time to think about what’s best for his future.

Now, it seems like he’s made up his mind.

“I’m told that Alex Smith after a great comeback year, going 5-2 down the stretch, he does want to continue playing football,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said Sunday on “SportsCenter,” via Bleacher Report.

“He’s leaning that way, but he’s got a large cap hit. Washington could save $13.6 million if they did move on. And many people around the league believe their answer at quarterback is not in the building. So maybe they could work something out with Smith, but he does want to play somewhere.”

There’s a good chance Smith won’t remain with Washington, though, considering his $18.8 million base salary and $24.4 million cap hit, per Spotrac. He could take a pay cut, but it’s unclear if he would be willing.

But will that be enough for Washington to keep him onboard? A report from November suggested Washington wanted to bring him back, but as we all know, things can change over time.

Smith looked solid in his first seven games back from injury, throwing for 1,582 yards with six touchdowns and eight interceptions in leading the Football Team to the NFC East title.

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