SJ - November 16, 2020
A lot of things had to happen for Alex Smith to make his first start since a devastating broken leg he suffered on November 18, 2018. He started the season as Washington's third-string quarterback behind Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen.
That first start happened Sunday against the Lions. The Washington Football Team lost the game 30-27, but Smith looked pretty good. He threw for 390 yards and is now putting his name in the franchise quarterback conversation.
Head coach Ron Rivera was asked about Smith being the team's long-term answer at quarterback. He left the door open with the classic "possibly."
Ron Rivera on whether Alex Smith could be the long-term answer at QB: "Well, possibly. You have to look at how much longer can he play, how much does he want to play" and is he part of your puzzle.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) November 16, 2020
Smith working his way back into the franchise quarterback conversation is amazing. So is the fact that the Football Team wasn't able to find a replacement despite having almost two years to do so.