Alex Smith’s run in D.C. is over … the QB has officially been released by the Washington Football Team.
Now, the 36-year-old signal caller with quite possibly the greatest comeback story EVER will try and continue his NFL career somewhere else.
Remember, Smith suffered a catastrophic injury to his right leg in 2018 — a spiral and compound fracture to his tibia and fibula — when he was sacked during a game against the Houston Texans.
The injury was so bad, Smith ultimately needed 17 operations to repair the damage — and at one point, doctors seriously considered amputating the limb at the knee!
Smith missed the entire 2019 season — but trained his ass off … and ultimately returned to the field in 2020.
Miraculously, Smith got the green light from his doctors to resume football activities in July 2020 — and was activated in August 2020.
Smith served as a backup for most of the season — but when the starters all went down … he stepped up and led the WFT in an unlikely Week 13 victory against the then-undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers!
Overall, Smith was 5-1 in games he started in 2020 — and was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
His wife also commissioned an artist to turn his knee brace into a piece that resembled the Lombardi Trophy to commemorate his comeback.
So, what’s next for Alex Smith? He reportedly still wants to play … question is, will any team make an offer??
Hey, he’s defied the odds before …