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Quarterback, Alex Smith, of the Washington Football Team, is active for the first time since November 2018. Smith will be the backup quarterback to Kyle Allen for Washington’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Smith, 36, has returned after suffering a compound fracture in his leg against the Houston Texans. He also broke his fibula and tibia. The three-time pro bowler underwent 17 surgeries to repair his leg. Smith was cleared for “football activities” back in July, but Washington placed him on the “Physically Unable to Perform List.” Smith made Washington’s 53-man roster, but was inactive for the first four games of the season. 


The San Francisco 46ers selected Smith with the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. He played for the 49ers through the 2012 season, where he was traded to the Kansas City Cheifs following the season. The Chiefs sent a 2013 second-round pick and 2014 draft pick to San Francisco. Smith played in Kansas City until the 2018 season. He was then traded, this time, to Washington for cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick. 

The veteran game manager has 34,086 passing yards, 193 touchdowns, and 101 interceptions in his career, as of week 5 of this season. Washington has a problem at quarterback since, former starter, Dwayne Haskins, started off the season very slow. 

Smith had set numerous franchise records for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Alex Smith is back playing football once again.