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Alex Smith’s Contract: How A lot Are the Redskins Nonetheless Paying the Quarterback?



Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Redskins.

Two years in the past, the Redskins made a commerce for Alex Smith. The franchise gave up Kendall Fuller (who has since come again to the group) and a 2018  third-round choose (DT Malik Jefferson, who was drafted by the Bengals by way of the choose that the Chiefs traded).

Smith suffered a grotesque leg harm throughout the 10th recreation of the 2018 season and hasn’t performed since. Due to problems, which embody 17 surgical procedures, in his restoration, it will be a shock if he performs once more.

Washington remains to be paying the quarterback. The Skins inked Smith, who had one yr left on his contract on the time of the commerce, to an extension value $94 million over 4 years again in 2018. Of that quantity, $27 million was the signing bonus, as Spotrac relays.

Alex Smith Contract Base Wage Signing Bonus
2020 $16,000,000 $5,400,000
2021 $19,000,000 $5,400,000
2022 $21,000,000 $5,400,000

The Redskins have a possible out in 2021, as they may launch Smith and it will depend towards $10,800,000 in useless cash on their cap, in keeping with Spotrac. That looks as if the extra logical route given the 35-year-old’s harm woes.

Washington Performed Nicely Beneath Smith

Smith, who was the No. 1 total choose within the 2005 NFL Draft, introduced the Redskins to a stage of competence.

The group was 6-Three heading into the sport towards the Houston Texans the place Smith broke his leg. The QB had racked up wins over the Packers, Cowboys, and still-in-his-prime Cam Newton previous to the harm and the group notched only one extra win down the stretch with out Smith.

The Seattle-native tossed 10 touchdowns vs. simply 5 picks and accrued 2180 passing yards throughout the 2018 season. In his profession, which incorporates lengthy stints in San Francisco and Kansas Metropolis along with Washington, Smith has thrown for 193 touchdowns and simply 101 interceptions. He has a file of 96-66-1 (sure, a tie).

Redskins’ Present QB Core

The Redskins drafted Dwyane Haskins with the No. 15 total choose within the 2019 draft. Nevertheless, regardless of the funding, new coach Ron Rivera has preached open competitors.

“Quarterback is a place you’ve received to have competitors in,” new coach Ron Rivera mentioned throughout the NFL Scouting Mix earlier this offseason. “Very aggressive competitors.”

Haskins’ grip on the function isn’t a lot tighter than his spiral. The uncooked stats can inform you that his rookie season was meh. Seven touchdowns with seven interceptions; 56.eight completion share; 6.7 Yards/try. Even probably the most optimistic forecast couldn’t take a look at his season and see a ceiling any greater than this era’s Jay Cutler.

The membership introduced in Kyle Allen by way of a commerce with the Panthers, giving Carolina a fifth-round choose.

Allen began 12 video games beneath Rivera final season and he appeared like a gem early, throwing seven touchdowns and no interceptions throughout his first 4 begins. But, he threw simply 10 extra TDs down the stretch however peppered in 16 interceptions. Allen and Haskins will probably compete to be the Day 1 starter.

The group flirted with Jameis Winston earlier than the previous No. 1 total choose inked a cope with the Saints. Rivera not too long ago mentioned he’s considered Cam Newton as an addition, although due to the wage they’re nonetheless paying Smith, it appears unlikely that the franchise spends any extra assets on the place.

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