Washington— Alex Smith (Alex Smith) played a severely fractured right leg, received incredible returns and ended his career. He said it was time to say goodbye to the NFL, even though he firmly believed that he could continue to serve as a fourth Shooting guard.
Smith announced the news on Instagram today a few weeks before his 37th birthday. He said he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Smith said: “I want to thank you for believing in me, and thank you for helping me believe in myself and the impossible.”
“Since I still have the ability to do a lot of shooting, after 16 years of putting my heart and soul into this sport, I really want to explore other things.
Smith won the Associated Press’s best news report of the year award last season, the second year after 17 years of injury.
After breaking the tibia and fibula during a game against Houston on November 18, 2018, Smith began to consider whether he could walk with his wife again or play with his children in the garden instead of returning to the NFL.
He was hospitalized for nearly a month and was alive with life-threatening infections in addition to surgery.
Smith spent a year and a half in rehabilitation training and joined the training in Washington last summer.
Smith’s first game after the injury was on October 11th when Kyle Allen was injured. He pitted for the first time against Detroit on November 15. He was a 5-1 starting, including a victory in Philadelphia in Week 17. His muscles were tense and Washington won the National Eastern Conference Championship.
Due to an injury, Smith played Tampa Bay in the wild card round that did not participate in the playoffs the following week. Taylor Heinicke was a starter and impressed, he won another contract.
Washington released Smith in March and signed another quarterback veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick (Ryan Fitzpatrick). Smith initially expressed his desire to continue the game, but did not sign a contract one month after the free agent market opened.
Smith was the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and competed with San Francisco, Kansas City and Washington in 14 seasons. In 174 regular season games, he threw for 35,650 yards, made 199 touchdowns, and reached 7 playoff games.