ASHBURN, Va. - Alex Smith may not be wearing a Washington Football Team jersey when he begins the next chapter of his improbable journey back from a gruesome leg injury in 2018.
After returning to the field, Smith went 5-1 as a starter, and helped the team reach the playoffs.
In an interview with GQ published last week, the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year indicated that many in the organization did not expect him to come back, and that his return "threw a wrench in the team’s plan."
The veteran quarterback suffered a season-ending injury on Nov. 18, 2018 when he sustained a spiral fracture to his right leg during Washington's game against the Houston Texans.
On Oct. 11, 2020, Smith was back on the field to relieve Kyle Allen, who suffered an arm injury in the second quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Rams. He’d been activated in the absence of former starter Dwayne Haskins.