Alex Smith will wait until offseason to decide his future

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Alex Smith is 36. He is signed through 2022 with $40 million owed to him over the next two seasons.

If he knows what the future holds, the Washington quarterback isn’t saying.

“Those are conversations for an offseason,” Smith told JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com. “For me, I love lacing up my cleats every single day. I love throwing the helmet on every single day. I’m having an amazing time. There’s a long time I didn’t think this was ever going to be remotely possible. I love going out there and competing and so for me [it’s] about moving forward and getting better and getting ready to beat the Giants.

“I know you don’t want to hear that but certainly, there’s so much time in the offseason to obviously reflect and make those kinds of decisions and you leave that for that kind of time.”

Smith will enter Sunday’s game as the backup to starter Kyle Allen, who replaced Dwayne Haskins after four games. Haskins, the 15th overall choice in 2019, now is the No. 3.

Smith made his return to the field in Week 5, which came 693 days since his horrific leg injury. He went 9-of-17 for 37 yards against the Rams, which remains his only game action this season.

10 responses to “Alex Smith will wait until offseason to decide his future

  1. There’s nothing to think about is there? That is huge money to be a backup, and what other job offer does he have outside of football that’s going to pay him that much money? Right none… Decision made

  2. curtis20 says:
    November 5, 2020 at 9:56 pm
    We love this guy, please just retire Alex and maybe you can coach or maybe be on TV later?
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    If he retires this offseason, his 2021 cap charge would be $40 million – nearly 23% of the projected salary cap.

  3. I wonder what would have happened if Cousins would have stayed in Washington and Alex Smith ended up in Minnesota?

  4. It would be really cool to see Alex somehow end up on the 49ers roster and starting for them next year. (Provided he loses twice to Seattle!) I just think the irony of him finishing up his career where it started would make for a nice “feel good” story.

  5. Wouldn’t it be crazy if Alex Smith ended up back with the 49rs next year
    and took them to the Superbowl only to get crushed by Mahomes and the Chiefs lol.

  6. There’s nothing to think about is there? That is huge money to be a backup, and what other job offer does he have outside of football that’s going to pay him that much money? Right none… Decision made

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    He gets that money weather he plays or not. It’s guaranteed.

  7. Washington is going to cut him after this season. It would have been prohibitively expensive for them to do so before this season but the cap hit is much more manageable for them if they do after this season.

    It’s been an amazing story but he’s not the future at QB for Washington and they’re not going to pay him that kind of money to be the backup.

  8. The WFC will let him be the highest paid backup QB for the next two years. HE’S not the future, and no other team will take on his contract.

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