Redskins brass has played coy with the web page of Alex Smith next season, but one Washington participant expects the starting quarterback to take a seat out the 2019 marketing and marketing campaign and even presumably longer.
“After I did consult with [Smith], he’s staying about sure about it. We all know and take into account the truth that or now not it’s potentially now not going to happen that now we grasp him this year,” Redskins working assist Chris Thompson urged NBC Sports Washington on Tuesday. “He’s a laborious working guy, He’s gonna attain whatever he can to web assist, if he decides that he desires to position that workload on his leg yet again.”
Smith suffered a season-ending compound leg fracture in Week 11 and underwent extra than one surgical procedures soon after. He changed into as soon as released from the scientific institution in mid-December following a leg infection and changed into as soon as seen at a Washington Wizards sport in January carrying a ample apparatus on his injured leg.
Redskins president Bruce Allen urged newshounds on the Senior Bowl that they had been “optimistic” Smith would play yet again, but did now not clarify what his web page for 2019 changed into as soon as. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported in leisurely January that Washington is planning as if it may perchance perhaps perhaps additionally now not grasp Smith in 2019.
The fully assorted quarterback currently on the Redskins’ roster is Colt McCoy, who also suffered a season-ending leg injury in 2018. Thompson is confident that the Redskins can compete if the entrance office chooses to characteristic as if McCoy is the starting quarterback next season.
“I know Colt is prepared to trip,” Thompson said of McCoy’s readiness to play in 2019. “He’s all healthy now and prepared to trip if he is to be the fellow next year.”
That remains to be seen. Washington has roughly $17.7 million in cap dwelling, per Over The Cap, and is expected to add a quarterback thru free company, the draft or every this offseason.
As for Smith, Washington’s ample offseason signing in 2018 is entering the key season of a four-year extension signed with the ‘Skins after they bought him from the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith carries a cap different of $20.4 million in 2019, the very top on the team.