Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith, formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs, has made a strong case for NFL Comeback Player of the Year after he returned to the field for Washington following a horrific leg fracture in November of 2018 that not only almost ended his career but his life.
Smith made the roster in 2020 as Washington’s third-string quarterback before earning the starting role in Week 10 — leading the team to a 7-9 finish that put them atop the NFC East in the running for the Lombardi Trophy.
During his Monday press conference, coach Andy Reid had this to say about his former QB and what he’s accomplished this season.
“I’m so happy for him, I can’t tell you. He’s a beast and so mentally strong. I’m so happy that he has a chance to do this with Washington. They need him and the stability that he’s brought. It’s great for the organization and great for the NFL. For him to battle through what he did is tremendous.”
Washington will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round Saturday night at 7:15 P.M. CT.