Alex Smith Still Planning To Resume NFL Career


Redskins QB Alex Smith mentioned in an interview with Angie Goff of FOX 5 in DC that he still hopes to resume his NFL career at some point, despite the devastating leg injury he suffered last year.

“That’s the plan,” Smith said. “That’s the plan. Steps. I’ve got to conquer some more steps before I get there. Learn to run again. That’s a big one. I’m already throwing. I already feel like throwing is not a problem. I feel like I can throw. But dropping, moving around, all that kind of stuff, change of direction.”

According to Smith, he’s working on “lifestyle” steps and getting back into a normal routine. Smith said that he can play golf, drive and workout.

However, Smith still needs to wear the external fixator for another four to six weeks.

“Believe it or not, this thing is going to save my leg, save my bone, allow me to heal and walk again and hopefully play football again,” Smith said.

Smith, 35, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2005. After seven years in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Chiefs in 2013.

Smith was in the fourth year of his five-year, $76 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $10.8 million for the 2018 season when he was traded to the Redskins back in March.

The Redskins and Smith later agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract that included $55 million fully guaranteed.

In 2018, Smith appeared in 10 games for the Redskins and completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards receiving to go along with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown.

We’ll have more regarding Smith as the news is available.

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