In the third quarter of today's game against the Texans, Alex Smith suffered a brutal leg injury breaking his tibia and fibula of his right leg.
"Washington's season has taken the ugliest of turns.
Starting quarterback Alex Smith suffered a broken leg in the third quarter of Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans, Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters. The 34-year-old passer will have surgery right away, Gruden added.
"I know it was very painful for [Smith] and heartbreaking for a lot of people," Gruden said after the game. "He's a great guy and a hard worker and one of the key leaders on this football team. These things happen in pro football unfortunately. You just hate to see them happen to a guy like Alex. But knowing the type of guy he is, I think he'll bounce back."
Yeah. Really feel bad for him, was having a decent season and the Skins were first in the NFC East. Not to take away from the severity of Smith's injury, but this probably effectively ends the Skins season as well.
The backup is Colt McCoy, and before coming in today he hadn't taken an in game snap since 2015. And the third string emergency QB is a wide receiver for the team. The whole thing just sucks all the way around, for Smith, the team and the fans. ish happens.
Theismann was 36 when it happened to him and he never played again, so yeah, his career could be done. Only upside is Smith signed a huge contact when he got here with $74 million guaranteed if he were to get injured.
And, I have no idea why there is no third string QB, thought that's what happened in the off season. Coaches and scouts try to add depth at positions. Pretty foolish to basically bank on one player as easy as it is to get hurt in the NFL. And, now they pay the price. No offense to McCoy, but I just don't see him being the guy to take this team to the playoffs. Maybe I'm wrong, we'll see.