By Mark Alexander
Redskins president Bruce Allen is throwing shade on the reports that quarterback Alex Smith would likely miss the entire 2019 campaign as he recovers from a gruesome broken leg injury he suffered back in November.
Allen says that the report is simply not true, even going as far to call it “nonsense.”
So, then what exactly is Smith’s status? Well, Allen says that Smith is a “day-to-day guy” and that he isn’t looking to far ahead in the recovery of his signal-caller.
Smith originally suffered the injury during the Redskins’ Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. He then went to the hospital for surgery but remained hospitalized afterward as a result of catching an infection, which threatened Smith’s NFL career.
Fortunately, Smith recovered from the infection and was seen in public for the first time at a Washington Wizards game last month, but he still has a long way to go.
This past season, the 34-year-old threw for 2,180 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 62.5 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 85.7.
Smith arrived in Washington last January after coming over in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith replaced Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, who departed for the Minnesota Vikings via free agency.
After the trade, Washington then gave Smith a four-year, $94 million contract extension.
A former No. 1 overall pick, Smith spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers before making his way to the Chiefs in 2013.