NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Washington Football Team will part ways with 36-year-old quarterback Alex Smith.
Smith was owed $26.2 million for the 2021 season as part of his four-year, $94 million contract signed with the team in 2018.
Washington releasing him ahead of June 1 will save the team $14.7 million against the salary cap.
Smith was named the 2020 Comeback Player of the Year after suffering a gruesome leg injury forcing him to miss two seasons.
He stated recently that new head coach Ron Rivera and his staff never wanted him as part of the team.
“[They] didn’t want me there, didn’t want me to be part of it, didn’t want me to be on the team, the roster, didn’t want to give me a chance,” Smith said.
Jacksonville Jaguars beat reporter John Shipley said that a reunion between Smith and Urban Meyer, his former college coach at Utah would make sense.
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