Posted: 3/05/2021 5:13 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith had mutually agreed to part ways, and on Friday, March 5, it became official with Washington releasing Smith.
Huddle Up: Look for Smith to catch on as a veteran mentor/backup somewhere, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are among those rumored to be in the mix.
Posted: 3/02/2021 6:34 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith, who is expected to be released at some point before the start of free agency, may potentially receive some interest from the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.
Posted: 3/01/2021 4:29 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith will part ways with the team in the coming days.
Huddle Up: Smith has expressed a desire to continue playing, but he has no value in fantasy.
Posted: 2/18/2021 1:35 am UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith said on '10 Questions with Kyle Brandt' recently that he was encouraged by his return to the field in 2020, but he feels there's still room for improvement. 'I feel like I've got a list of things, football-wise and just life that I want to go do that I've been wondering about ever since I broke my leg and wondering if I'd ever do again,' Smith said. ' ... I still feel like I've got a lot of room for growth on the field, based off what happened this last year.'
Huddle Up: Smith completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,582 yards but with eight interceptions to just six touchdowns while leading Washington to a 5-1 record in his eight games and six starts under center. It's unknown whether he'll be returning to Washington next season, but a second year leading an offense with WR Terry McLaurin and RB Antonio Gibson would make him a potential top-tier QB2 target.
Posted: 2/15/2021 7:34 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith wants to continue his playing career next season even if he is not with Washington, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Smith is a candidate to be released because the team would save $13.6 million in salary cap space if he is let go.
Huddle Up: Smith played well after taking over the starting job this season and could find another starting job if he does not return to Washington. He probably can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback no matter where he plays.
Posted: 2/07/2021 4:06 am UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith was named The Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 6.
Posted: 2/05/2021 4:34 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith could return as the starter in 2021, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Washington believes the trio of Smith, Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke can deliver nine or 10 wins with upgrades elsewhere on offense and if the defense continues to progress.
Huddle Up: Smith wouldn't be worth drafting in fantasy except in two-QB leagues.
Posted: 1/10/2021 6:38 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith said he will take a few weeks to decide if he wants to play next season.
Huddle Up: Smith took over the starting job during the middle of the season, but it is not known if he would be the starter next season if he returns. He would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he keeps the starting job.
Posted: 1/09/2021 9:49 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith (calf) will not play in the Wild Card playoff game. QB Taylor Heinicke will be the starting quarterback for Washington.
Huddle Up: Heinicke received most of the work at quarterback with the first-team offense during practice this week, so he should be prepared to play. He will be facing a solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense and can be avoided in all leagues.
Posted: 1/09/2021 4:13 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith (calf) is having his calf evaluated Saturday, Jan. 9, but his condition appears to be trending in the wrong direction. QB Taylor Heinicke would start the Wild Card playoff game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if Smith is not deemed ready to play.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a limited practice participant this week but is still continuing to experience soreness in his calf. Regardless of who starts this game at quarterback for Washington, fantasy owners should avoid this situation altogether.