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Veteran QB Alex Smith announces his resignation

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Alex Smith has announced his resignation and posted a video on Instagram describing his return trip from a terrible injury: “Two years ago I was stuck in a wheelchair, staring at my mutilated leg and wondering if I would ever be able to would go to one. ” run again or play with my children in the yard. ”

Last update: 04/19/21 5:17 pm

Alex Smith has named time for his NFL career

Alex Smith, the NFL’s 2020 Comeback Player of the Year, has announced his retirement 16 years after his first election in the NFL Draft.

The former San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Football Team quarterback announced the news on Monday in a video posted on Instagram.

Smith led Washington to the playoffs more than two years after the devastating injury in Week 11 of the 2018 season. It took 17 surgeries to save his leg, repair the injury, and fight a life-threatening infection.

“Two years ago I was stuck in a wheelchair, staring at my mutilated leg and wondering if I could ever go for a walk again or play with my kids in the yard,” he said.

“I lost almost everything in a routine game. But football wouldn’t let me give up.

“This is not just a game. It is not just what happens on a Sunday afternoon between those white lines. It is about the challenges and the commitment that they require. It is about how hard and how far you push yourself It’s about the connection between those 53 people in the locker room and everyone else in the organization. It’s about being fully committed to something bigger. “

Smith was recovering from a serious injury

Smith was recovering from a serious injury

Washington released him last month. Smith became a free agent, and the move saved the club nearly $ 15 million from the 2021 salary cap.

Smith, who will turn 37 next month, started the 2020 season as Washington’s third quarterback. The team turned to Kyle Allen after Dwayne Haskins was ineffective and Smith took over after Allen sustained an end-of-season injury in Week 9.

He played eight regular season games, starting at six, and completed 168 of 252 passes (66.7 percent) for 1,582 yards and six touchdowns. He was unable to participate in Washington’s wildcard loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a calf injury.

Smith was number 1 in San Francisco’s 2005 NFL Draft. He was 99-67-1 as a starter and consisted of 174 games with the 49ers (2005-2012), Kansas City Chiefs (2014-) 35,650 yards and 199 touchdowns. 2017) and Washington.

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