No one should ever doubt Alex Smith’s toughness. The former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is tough as nails.
In November of the 2018 season, Alex Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury in a game against the Texans. Smith was no longer with the Kansas City Chiefs, but rather with Washington where he had been traded the previous offseason.
After the injury, Smith was taken to the emergency room and for those who watched the E:60 special on Smith, you’ll know that not only did his family fear for his leg, but for his life as well. That’s how bad the injury was.
It wouldn’t have been surprising if Smith decided he was done with football after that. After all, he was 34 years old at the time and on his third NFL team. He had signed a big extension with Washington, but with an injury that gruesome, nobody would have blamed Smith for never wanting to touch a football again.
Instead, Alex Smith battled back, and now the former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is cleared for football activity.
This is absolutely insane when you think about it. Smith suffered that injury nearly 21 months ago and now here he is, ready to suit up with his teammates and take the field. CRAZY.
This just shows how tough Alex Smith truly is and while I know Chiefs fans didn’t always care for the guy when he played here, his story with this injury is inspiring. Here’s a guy who didn’t know if he was ever going to walk again, let alone play football. And now he’s about to do just that!
Washington drafted Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft because no one knew what to expect from Smith at the time. Haskins struggled at first, but finished strong at the helm for Washington.
Don’t expect the job to just be handed to Haskins. Chiefs fans know all too well how well Smith can play when a fire is lit under him, as he had a tremendous 2017 season knowing his job was on the line with Patrick Mahomes now in the organization.
Alex Smith is a wonderful person and to see him go through this and now be at the stage he’s at, it’s incredible. I’ll always root for Alex, no matter where he ends up (yes, I’d root for him if he played for the Raiders or Broncos) because of what he did for this team. Honestly, how can you not root for the guy? He’s so darn likable.
He might not be a member of the Chiefs now, but Chiefs fans are rooting for Smith no matter what.