Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith defied the odds and made a heroic comback during the 2020 NFL season. He went 5-1 in his six games as a starter for Washington, but the QB has made it clear that his return apparently disrupted the organization's plans.
The team will likely move on from Smith this offseason to find its quarterback of the future, so here are three teams that should consider signing the soon-to-be 37-year-old passer.
3. Buffalo Bills
It's hard to see any team signing Smith to be their starter, but he's likely to find work as a backup. With the Buffalo Bills proving they're Super Bowl contenders with this roster, getting a capable backup as insurance would be a smart move. Josh Allen has luckily never dealt with any significant injuries, playing two straight full seasons, but Smith would be a solid backup to turn to if he ever did miss time. He's also a famously good mentor, which could be huge for Josh Allen's development.
2. Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa is set to take over as starter in 2021, but he struggled as a rookie and was unable to outplay veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Miami should take full advantage of its cap space and draft capital to surround their young QB with weapons, setting him up to succeed. But with the possibility that he's not starter-ready, having another veteran behind him just in case wouldn't be a bad thing. Smith would be an excellent candidate to take over Fitzpatrick's role should the Harvard product walk this offseason.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
This destination makes a ton of sense if Smith is content with playing more of a mentor role. With the Jacksonville Jaguars prepping for Trevor Lawrence's arrival, having a veteran in Smith to help him along in his first season would be extremely beneficial. And Smith is fully capable of relieving Lawrence if he struggles, leaving the Jaguars with a competent QB to turn to in case of emergency.
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