The Washington Football Team is expected to release veteran quarterback Alex Smith. According to league sources, Washington will make the move in the coming days, allowing Smith to move on to his next team.
The 36-year-old Smith suffered a severe leg injury in 2018 and underwent 17 operations to repair the injuries and save his leg from amputation. He missed all of 2019 before returning to the field this past season. Smith made his return on Oct. 11 and started six games for Washington. He was named 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year after posting a 5-1 record.
Smith will leave Washington with an 11-5 record as the team’s starter. In 174 career games with the San Francisco 49ers, Chiefs and Washington, Smith recorded 35,650 passing yards with 199 touchdowns and 109 interceptions.