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Washington Not Bringing Back QB Alex Smith in 2021

There will be a new signal caller in Washington in 2021, as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones are reporting that Alex Smith isn’t expected to be back as the team’s quarterback next season.

The 36-year-old Smith went 5-1 as a starter for Washington last year in helping them win the NFC East. He threw six touchdowns and eight picks for the team.

Smith also earned AP Comeback Player of the Year honors.

The former 49ers and Chiefs quarterback nearly lost his leg and had to have 17 operations to initially repair and later save his leg from amputation.

He missed all of 2019 on the field and wasn’t expected to have much of an impact in 2020, but he would prove the doubters wrong and play well enough for Washington to make the postseason.

It remains to be seen what Washington does at the quarterback spot in 2021, as the team will need to go out and look for either a veteran who can come in and play right away, or draft a quarterback and hope that player can lead the team to another division title.


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3 Responses to “Washington Not Bringing Back QB Alex Smith in 2021”

  1. Frank N. Stein says:

    Well one QB in the house (Heinicke) and one cut loose (Smith).
    So I guess the burning question of the day is does RR feel lucky?
    Because unless he lands another FA fish, we will have to move on leftovers in the draft (Jones, Mond)

  2. Frank N. Stein says:

    Still waiting on FA to determine a final draft.
    Right now we still need a #2 and slot receiver, a starting LT, and IOL/LG, a #2 TE, a #3 RB, and of course, the big banana, a QB.
    And that’s just the offense.
    Kyle Allen, Cam Sims, Danny Johnson, Jeremy Sprinkle, Brandon Scherff, Nick Sundberg, and Dustin Hopkins have not been signed.
    There’s still a few defensive players to give their marks on the dotted line, to wit: Ron Darby, Fabian Moreau, Reuben Foster (unless 2020 tolled), Kevin Pierre-Louis, Ryan Anderson, Ryan Kerrigan.
    Plus, a plethera of others whom I have not bothered to even mention.
    It’s March 2 already.
    I mean come on guys, times awastin’.
    I’m beginning to wonder just how many of these will in fact be signed by the WFT.

  3. Frank N. Stein says:

    Anyway how about a free-wheeling mock draft?
    One trade back to #23.

    023 Mac Jones QB
    051 Liam Eichenberg LT
    074 Brevin Jordan TE
    082 Tylan Wallace WR
    088 Andre Cisco FS
    124 Cameron McGrone OLB
    164 Robert Rochell CB
    243 Khyiris Tonga IDL
    245 Tony Poljan TE ps
    UDFA Marquez Stevenson slot WR
    UDFA Drew Himmelman RT
    UDFA Ashley Calvin OT/G
    UDFA Mike Strachen WR
    UDFA Christian Uphoff FS
    Good a guess as any at this point.

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