Everyone knows that the Saints are going to be looking for a quarterback this year. Drew Brees’ retirement, although not yet official, has every indication of being on the horizon. Jameis Winston, the potential heir, is an unrestricted free agent.
That leaves the team with one quarterback officially on the roster going into next year. However, I don’t think that Taysom Hill is the guy that is going to lead the Saints into the promised land. He is a great football player but not starting quarterback.
Regardless of what gameplan the Saints front office and coaching staff decide to go with, newly released Comeback Player of the Year winner Alex Smith should garner at least a phone call from the team after being released earlier this week.
Comeback Player of the Year winner Alex Smith has been released by the Washington Football Team. Should the Saints show interest?
If you don’t know or haven’t read up on the journey that Alex Smith has been on, it has been truly one of the greatest comeback stories in all of sports history.
From a massive fracture and ligament tear to almost losing his leg due to infection, no one would have batted an eye had Smith called it a career.
However, he didn’t. In fact, not only did he not retire, but he also came back and put up decent numbers last year for the Football Team after they decided to bench and eventually release quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
In six games started in 2020, Smith threw for 1,582 yards and six touchdowns. Oh and that was also with the Washington Football Team who barely made the playoffs in one of the worst divisions in all of the NFL.
Smith, who would be entering his 16th season in the NFL, would by no means be a long-term option. However, he shows potential to be a great, cheap stopgap quarterback if they don’t find anyone or a great, cheap mentoring backup if they draft a QB or re-sign Winston.