Alex Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ron Rivera defends handling of Alex Smith after QB says Washington coaches were 'patronizing' with his return

    Yahoo! Sports "Alex Smith is officially retired, and the quarterback has something to say about how the Washington Football Team handled his improbable return to the field last season. In a wide-reaching story from Sports Illustrated's Greg Bishop, the veteran quarterback said the..." April 22

  • Alex Smith’s dad thinks Washington Football Team tried to ‘sabotage’ QB’s miraculous return

    Awesemo "Alex Smith’s return to the NFL was nothing short of a miracle. It is one of the greatest comeback stories the sport has ever witnessed. However, after making the spectacular comeback, Alex Smith has decided it is time to hang up his cleats. Despite Alex Smith’s decision to retire,..." April 22

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick Laughs Off 'Worst Text' To Alex Smith After Injury

    TMZ "NFL QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had a real palm-to-the-face moment after Alex Smith's life-threatening leg injury ... admitting he sent the guy a SUPER embarrassing text that he's calling "one of my biggest regrets to date." So ... what could Fitzy have..." April 20

  • Andy Reid calls “first dibs” on Alex Smith if he goes into coaching

    The Score "Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid would love to have former quarterback Alex Smith on his coaching staff. Smith retired Monday, and although Reid doesn't expect the 36-year-old to begin a coaching career, he'd welcome the former signal-caller on..." April 20

  • Alex Smith’s retirement leaves 2005 draft with few remaining players

    Pro Football Talk "The retirement of Alex Smith, the first overall pick 16 years ago this month, leaves the 2005 draft with only a handful of remaining players. With linebacker Thomas Davis (the fourteenth overall pick) retiring earlier this year, the only remaining active players under contract..." April 20

  • Are Alex Smith And The Jaguars A Perfect Match?

    CBS Sports "The miraculous return to the NFL by Alex Smith will never be forgotten, but after helping to keep the Washington Football Team relevant en route to winning the NFC East in 2020, his future is again in doubt. Currently a free agent after having been released this offseason, it's..." April 19

  • Jed York congratulates Alex Smith on “remarkable" career

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers used the No. 1 overall choice on quarterback Alex Smith in 2005. Smith retired Monday after 16 NFL seasons, the first eight spent in San Francisco.  Smith went 38-36-1 with the 49ers, passing for 14,280 yards with 81 touchdowns and 63 interceptions. The 49ers..." April 19

  • Alex Smith Says He Considered Jaguars Contract Before Deciding on Retirement

    Bleacher Report "Veteran quarterback Alex Smith told Outside the Lines Monday he considered signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason before ultimately deciding to retire (via Field Yates of ESPN).  Smith announced his retirement in..." April 19

  • Alex Smith Announces His Retirement From The NFL

    Total Pro Sports "Alex Smith is retiring from the NFL. He dropped the news on his IG. Smith engineered a remarkable comeback last season following a devastating leg injury, and his hard work paid off after he was named the Comeback Player of the Year.  " April 19

  • The Houston Texans To Consider Alex Smith As Deshaun Watson Replacement?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans have yet to engage in trade talks for Deshaun Watson, but the calls are still coming in — even in the midst of Watson’s off-the-field situation. If the Texans move on from Watson or lose him to league discipline, former Washington quarterback Alex..." April 02

  • WFT coach Ron Rivera admits feelings when Alex Smith returned: 'What if he gets hurt again?'

    ESPN "When Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera had a chance to talk with quarterback Alex Smith, who questioned the team's desire in August to have him around, Rivera used one phrase in particular: You were right. He didn't say Smith was right about everything, but Rivera..." March 10

  • Ron Rivera: Alex Smith’s leadership was a key factor in making the playoffs

    Washington Post "The Washington Football Team released quarterback Alex Smith on Friday, making him a free agent for the first time and clearing close to $15 million in salary cap space off the team’s books. Coach Ron Rivera, in a statement released by the team, said Smith requested the release..." March 05

  • Washington releases Alex Smith following Comeback Player of Year season

    CBS Sports "When Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith went public last week with how the franchise did not seem to support him in his miraculous return from a serious leg injury, it appeared to signal the end of his time in Washington. Well, that has since come to fruition..." March 05

  • Ranking eight potential 2021 destinations for Alex Smith ahead of expected Washington release

    CBS Sports "Washington Football Team will save nearly $15 million when it releases quarterback Alex Smith in the coming days. After the split, the reigning NFC East champions will officially begin their hunt for a new signal-caller, combing through every avenue -- trade, free agency, the draft --..." March 03

  • NFL should consider permanently honoring Alex Smith's legacy

    USA Today "Maybe the NFL should rename its Comeback Player of the Year Award for a certain soon-to-be free agent – after all, given what Alex Smith has overcome, he's at least the Comeback Player of the Century for a league with 101 seasons in the books.  That was my..." March 02

  • Bears could target Alex Smith during free agency

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Bears have been linked to pretty much every available quarterback this offseason. They missed out on landing Carson Wentz before he was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts.  Meanwhile, Chicago is among the teams reportedly..." March 01

  • Tigers Woods' injury worse than one suffered by WFT's Alex Smith?

    Clutch Points "The professional playing career of golf legend Tiger Woods was suddenly put in peril after he suffered major leg injuries due to his involvement in a car crash near Los Angeles over the past week. However, it isn’t the first time that the sports world has witnessed a..." March 01

  • Washington expected to part ways with QB Alex Smith "Alex Smith's incredible comeback proved to be his last hurrah in the nation's capital. Washington is expected to part ways the veteran quarterback, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported. Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury..." March 01

  • Four Landing Spots For Alex Smith

    The Big Lead "The Alex Smith story is not over yet. Two years after he suffered a catastrophic leg injury and suffered complications from surgery so severe the doctors weren't sure he was going to keep the leg, five months after stepping onto the football field in full pads again, three months after..." March 01

  • Alex Smith clarifies comments about Washington not wanting him

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Smith tried to smooth things over after some comments he made in an interview got blown out of proportion. Smith did an interview with GQ for an article published on Tuesday. In the interview, Smith said that he threw a wrench into Washington’s plans last season by..." February 26

  • Alex Smith's explosive comments toward Washington reportedly fueled by two different slights

    CBS Sports "Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith took aim at the franchise in an interview this week, saying that the team "didn't want me" after he made a miraculous return from a serious leg injury, and hesitated to give him a "fair shake" once Smith made..." February 25

  • Alex Smith: Washington 'didn't want me to be on the team' in 2020

    GQ "If Alex Smith, the quarterback of the Washington Football Team, needed any reassurance that his right leg would hold up after two years and 17 surgeries out of the game, he got it fairly quickly. Some 700 days after a sack by J.J. Watt left him with a compound spiral fracture in his right leg,..." February 23

  • Alex Smith baffled by Colin Kaepernick not playing in NFL

    Sportsnaut "When Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL, Alex Smith was the Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback and years away from a gruesome leg injury. Fast forward to 2021, with Smith eyeing opportunities for his age-37 season, Kaepernick’s former teammate remains baffled..." February 19

  • Alex Smith feels he has 'a lot of room for growth' on field after 2020 comeback

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Smith would be entirely justified if he decided to call it a career after his remarkable comeback in the 2020 season. However, it sounds like the veteran quarterback wants to keep going for at least another season. Smith told The Ringer’s “10 Questions With Kyle..." February 17

  • Alex Smith Reportedly Expected To Return For 2021 NFL Season

    Distinct Athlete "Alex Smith did the unthinkable in 2020, returning to football after suffering a gruesome leg injury that nearly required amputation. After earning Comeback Player of the Year this past season, the 36-year-old doesn’t seem ready to hang up his..." February 14

  • Washington QB Alex Smith earns AP Comeback Player of the Year honors "Up until the moment it occurred, Alex Smith?'s return to the gridiron felt more like a pipe dream than a possibility. His motivation and sheer willpower afforded him the chance to not only continue his career but also elevate the Washington Football Team to its first NFC East..." February 07

  • Ron Rivera noncommittal on Alex Smith returning "Alex Smith is a shoo-in to be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year after his incredible return to the field in 2020. The veteran QB helped Washington to a postseason bid and compiled a 5-1 starting record. Smith missed Washington's postseason matchup due to a calf..." February 04

  • Alex Smith Sounds As If He Wants To Play In 2021

    NBC Washington "After completing one of the most remarkable comebacks in sports history, going 5-1 as a starter and leading to Washington Football Team to their first NFC East title in five years, quarterback Alex Smith said earlier this month he was going to take some time before deciding his..." January 29

  • Adam Schefter Predicts 18 Plus QBs Will Change Teams This Offseason

    The Big Lead "Last year's NFL offseason was a wild affair when it came to the quarterback position. Players like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers, long assumed to be the types of men who would only ever wear one uniform, changed teams. Presumptive starters were exchanged and displaced..." January 25

  • Alex Smith hopeful Dwayne Haskins can eliminate distractions

    NBC Sports Washington "  Dwayne Haskins' tumultuous two years in the nation's capital ended in December when the former first-round quarterback was released by the Washington Football Team. On the field, Haskins struggled. His decision-making was spotty at best, and his rocket arm..." January 22

  • QB Alex Smith named PFWA Comeback Player of the Year

    Sportsnaut "Quarterback Alex Smith was named 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America, recognizing his return to play from a devastating leg injury. Smith led the Washington Football Team into the playoffs more than two years after the injury he..." January 22

  • Alex Smith: 'Ridiculous' Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy Hasn't Been Hired as NFL HC Yet

    Deseret News "As NFL teams who fired former coaches are in the middle of hiring new ones right now, it’s become a big talking point that Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who is Black, hasn’t received a lot of interest despite being considered a top candidate for a few years..." January 21

  • Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith's comeback from nearly losing his leg

    CBS News "If you are looking for strength and character in the nation's capital these days, look no further than the story of Alex Smith. Just over two years ago the Washington quarterback suffered a crippling injury that almost led to the amputation of his right leg. It would have been a brutal end..." January 20

  • Audio Released of The Inspirational Words Tom Brady Had For Alex Smith After Wild Card Game

    Total Pro Sports "Tom Brady did not get a chance to play against Alex Smith in the Wild Card win over the Washington Football Team, but he still had a lot to say to him after the game was well over. Brady was mic’d up for the game and the audio of their meeting on the field was released as you..." January 12

  • Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith to take a few weeks before deciding on future

    ESPN "Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith decided long ago that he wanted to push hard during his recovery to see where it could take him. It took him back to the starting lineup. Now he has one more decision to make: Does he want to keep playing? Smith said he..." January 10

  • Alex Smith’s injured calf remains sore

    Pro Football Talk "It sounds less and less likely by the day that Alex Smith will play Saturday against the Buccaneers. The Washington Football Team listed him as questionable Thursday, and he remains questionable Friday night. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Smith’s injured right..." January 09

  • Alex Smith inactive, Taylor Heinicke to start for Washington vs. Tampa Bay "Washington quarterback Alex Smith will not get to continue his storybook season tonight. Instead, Smith will be inactive because of his lingering calf injury, according to multiple reports. That means Taylor Heinicke will be Washington’s starting..." January 09

  • Six QB's could be playing their final games with their current teams this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "For the first time since eight games were played in the quarterfinal round of the 1982 playoff tournament, which expanded to 16 teams after a strike shortened the season to nine games, the NFL has more than four games in a postseason weekend. The six games to be played over the next two days,..." January 09

  • The one thing holding back Washington’s playoff starter Alex Smith

    Clutch Points "The Washington Football Team is preparing for its first matchup of the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday. If they’re successful in their efforts, Washington can advance out of the NFC Wild Card scenario and look forward towards some additional heavy..." January 08

  • Alex Smith Limited At Washington Practice

    Pro Football Talk "Washington quarterback Alex Smith was able to do some work at Wednesday’s practice. Smith was listed as a limited participant due to the calf injury that kept him out of two games and left him at less that 100 percent in his return to the lineup in Week 17. " January 06

  • Bruce Arians: Washington is not 7-9 with Alex Smith, we’re not playing Dwayne Haskins "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face just the third team in NFL history to make the playoff with a below .500 win percentage when they take on the 7-9 Washington Football Team on Saturday night. Bucs coach Bruce Arians doesn't view Washington as a team with a losing..." January 06

  • Comeback Player of the Year: Alex Smith "Never has an award winner been as easy to decide as this year’s Comeback Player of the Year is. Alex Smith won the award in September when he made the 53-player roster. The Washington quarterback solidified it in Week 5 with his first appearance since Nov. 18, 2018, when a..." January 05

  • Alex Smith's calf strain could force Washington to rotate QBs vs. Bucs

    The Score "Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera says he'll "look at" possibly rotating Alex Smith and Taylor Heinicke in Saturday's playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to Smith's calf injury, according to Nicki Jhabvala..." January 05

  • Behind Alex Smith, Ron Rivera, the Washington Football Team achieves the incomprehensible

    USA Today "Pulling off what once seemed  incomprehensible given the adversity and turmoil that plagued the organization throughout the year, the Washington Football Team clinched the NFC East title by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 Sunday night. In so doing, 7-9..." January 04

  • Alex Smith: Winning NFC East speaks to character of entire team

    Washington Post "The scene at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday night would have been hard to fathom as recently as October. Washington Football Team starting quarterback Alex Smith — he of the 17 surgeries to reconstruct a right leg mangled barely more than two years ago — wore a hat that read:..." January 04

  • The reason Chase Young stands out from other rookies, per Alex Smith

    Clutch Points "Chase Young is well-known for his freakish athleticism, but it’s another aspect of his game that has impressed his teammates on the Washington Football Team. Ahead of Washington’s crucial matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, Alex Smith explained what makes Young..." January 03

  • Alex Smith’s Wife Shows Leg Brace In Shape of Lombardi Trophy, Posts Inspirational Message For Husband

    Total Pro Sports "Alex Smith has been cleared by the team doctor to start Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. The 36-year-old has a chance to lead his team to a win that would secure their spot in the postseason if it beats the Eagles (4-10-1). The team has lost two consecutive games with..." January 03

  • Alex Smith officially cleared for win-and-in game vs. Eagles

    The Score "Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith has been officially cleared to start in Sunday night's win-and-in game against the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Ron Rivera told Sal Paolantonio on SportsCenter, per ESPN's Field Yates. The team has every expectation..." January 03

  • Alex Smith Expected To Start In Week 17

    Pro Football Rumors "Washington’s prospects of securing its first playoff berth since 2015 are set to improve. The team is planning to start Alex Smith on Sunday night, Ian Rapoport of tweets. Smith managed two limited practices this week, but Rapoport notes the 16th-year..." January 02

  • Alex Smith on track to start for Washington with playoff spot on line

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Football Team has a chance to reach the playoffs with a win on Sunday, and Alex Smith remains on track to be under center for the all-important game. Smith, who has been recovering from a calf strain, ramped up his practice workload on Thursday. Ian Rapoport of NFL..." December 31