According to Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, quarterback Alex Smith is “recovering nicely” from the devastating broken leg he suffered last season and could be back sooner than people think.
Gruden says Alex Smith is “recovering nicely”. Calls it a pretty lengthy process but thinks Smith will be back sooner than people think. Can he throw the football as seen in recent photo? Gruden smiles and cracks: “He can play catch.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 4, 2019
That’s good news for Smith as far as his career is concerned, but his earlier than expected return would certainly complicate things in the Redskins quarterback room.
The team seemingly approached the off-season as if Smith was not in their plans at all. They picked up Case Keenum in a trade with the Broncos, then used a first-round draft pick on Dwayne Haskins.
Presumably Keenum would start the season under center with Haskins to take over either in the second half of this season or the beginning of next.
If Smith is able to return at some point then that might throw a bit of an expensive wrench in their plans. Although Washington proved last season that you can’t have enough quarterbacks.
Things could definitely could be worse for the Redskins, they could have Mark Sanchez scheduled to start a couple of games.
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