Alex Smith — Overcoming Setbacks And Self Doubt
November 17, 2021
He’s quite humble for being a stud. An inspiring story.
Doesn't he look kind of like a grown up Ralphie from “A Christmas Story?”
During his first season with Washington, Smith suffered a life-threatening injury to his right leg that nearly resulted in amputation. Although expected to never play again, Smith completed a lengthy rehabilitation process that allowed him to return in 2020. He became Washington's starter midway through the season, leading the team to an NFC East division title and earning him NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Smith retired after he was released by Washington during the 2021 offseason, with him joining ESPN as an NFL analyst later that year. His comeback from injury is cited as among the greatest in NFL history.