College: Utah | 14 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 213 lbs
Birth Date: 5/7/1984
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that quarterback Alex Smith (leg) is "recovering nicely" and thinks Smith will be back sooner than people expect. Gruden also said that Smith "can play catch." Smith suffered a gruesome broken leg in 2018 that might keep him off the field in a regular season game for the rest of his career. There seems to be a chance that he'll be ready sometime this year, but it still feels like more of a long shot and optimistic thinking. Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins will battle for the Week 1 starting duties in training camp, with Haskins expected to make the majority of the starts this season.
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) will need to wear the external fixator on his right leg for at least another month, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (knee) is still wearing the external fixator he's been sporting on his right leg since last year's severe break, but head coach Jay Gruden confirmed Tuesday, June 4, that Smith is 'recovering nicely' from his injury. Gruden reportedly also told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that Smith will return sooner than most people think.
Washington Redskins senior vice president of football operations Doug Williams said QB Alex Smith (leg) hopefully will be able to play at some point in 2019.
Fantasy Spin: Smith suffered a serious leg injury and there is still not definite timetable for his return. The Redskins likely will add at least one more quarterback this season, but owners in all fantasy leagues probably should avoid the Redskins quarterback situation next season.
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is not expected to play this season, in the opinion of RB Chris Thompson. 'We know and understand that it's probably not going to happen that we have him this year,' Thompson admitted. The Redskins have discussed a new deal with QB Josh Johnson, but QB Colt McCoy is slated to start the year if Smith can't go. Smith is in the midst of a an extensive recovery from a severe compound leg fracture late in the season.
Fantasy Spin: Honestly, Smith was the best fantasy option among Washington quarterbacks, although Johnson is capable of being fantasy relevant. Still, if you draft a Redskins quarterback this year, draft him as your backup.
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is making improvements but is not looking too far ahead in his rehab, according to team president Bruce Allen. Allen denied a recent report that stated the Redskins are preparing for Smith to miss the entire 2019 season.
Fantasy Spin: Smith likely will miss at least a portion of the 2019 season and could miss all of the games depending on his recovery. It is not known what the Redskins will do a quarterback next season, so owners in all leagues probably should avoid the situation during fantasy drafts.
The Washington Redskins promoted quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell to offensive coordinator on Tuesday and demoted former offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh to senior offensive assistant. Not much will matter if Washington doesn't have a capable quarterback under center in 2019. Alex Smith isn't expected to be available for most of the year, if not all of it, after breaking his leg in gruesome fashion last season. The 'Skins ranked 28th in yards per game (299.7), 28th in passing yards (188.8), 17th in rushing yards (110.9) and 29th in points per game (17.6) in 2018. Expect them to lean heavily on the running game once again with Derrius Guice hopefully healthy in time for the start of the season.
The Washington Redskins are planning to be without quarterback Alex Smith (leg) next season, according to sources. The team thinks he'll miss the entire season after suffering a gruesome broken leg last year and are acting accordingly. Smith will turn 35 this May, so it's fair to wonder if he will ever play again. It's not like he was exactly playing that well in his first season in D.C. before his injury, either. With just Josh Johnson and Mark Sanchez on the roster, the team will most certainly be in the mix for a quarterback this offseason, whether it be on the open market or through the draft.
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is tentatively not in the team's 2019 plans as the general feeling in the organization is that he'll miss the season with complications resulting from broken leg this past fall, sources said Sunday, Jan. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Washington is between a rock and hard place with Smith's big-$$$ contract and its need for a viable starting QB. Look for a free-agent signing a or a draft pick this offseason -- and maybe both. Sadly, meanwhile, don't be surprised if we've seen the last of Smith in the NFL as he'll turn 35 this May.
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said the team is "optimistic" that quarterback Alex Smith (leg) will be ready for the start of the 2019 season, but he also said "we'll see." In his first year with Washington, Smith was a disappointment, throwing for 2,108 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions with an 85.7 QB rating in 10 games before his gruesome leg injury. He'll be heading into his age-35 season and is unlikely to be ready for training camp or the regular season, so he's one to avoid for fantasy purposes. The 'Skins are in dire need of a long-term quarterback.
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) was seen wearing a special leg brace Monday, Jan. 21. Smith underwent multiple surgeries on a broken fibula and tibia in addition to dealing with infections as a result of complications from the surgeries.
Fantasy Spin: Smith and his leg have a long road ahead of them. His status for the 2019 season seems doubtful given the severity of the injury and the extensive recovery. If the Redskins don't sign or draft a quarterback, Colt McCoy figures to start assuming he makes a full recovery from a broken leg. He is not a realistic fantasy option.