The team has been blown away with Smith’s return from a catastrophic leg injury to now taking over the starting job for Washington. Rapoport says Washington would love to have Smith not only for his leadership and mentorship for a young passer but as a potential bridge starter next year.
Rapoport adds it’s not clear if Smith would like to continue playing beyond this season. He’s under contract through 2022 and is set to make a base salary of $19 million next year.
Smith, 36, 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 Washington.
Washington and Smith later agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract that included $55 million fully guaranteed.
In 2020, Smith has appeared in four games for Washington and completed 68.2 percent of his passes for 918 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.
We’ll have more on Washington and Smith as the news is available.