Alexander Douglas Smith is an American football quarterback who plays for the Washington Football Team of the NFL. In the 2005 NFL Draft, Smith was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the first overall pick. During his first six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Smith played for a different offensive coordinator each year and struggled with injuries. However, he led the 49ers to their first NFC West division title and first playoff victory after 2002, along with their first NFC Championship Game appearance since 1997.
Smith was traded to Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, and in his first season, he led them to a 9–0 start and their first playoff berth in three years. Then he proceeded to guide the Kanas City Chiefs to an 11-game winning streak in 2015 and their first playoff win since 1993. He was named to three Pro Bowls and led the league in passer rating in 2017. The following year in 2018 he was traded to the Washington Redskins and signed a four-year contract extension with them. In 2018, Smith suffered a compound fracture injury to his right leg during a game against the Houston Texans, which drove to life-threatening sepsis and necrotizing fasciitis that required 17 surgeries to prevent amputation.
After completing a lengthy rehabilitation process, Smith returned in 2020 as a reserve quarterback before being named the starter again midway through the season. As the starter, Smith gathered a 5–1 record and guided his team to an NFC East division title. Smith was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year for the season.
Alex Smith Net Worth is estimated at $55 Million
Alex Smith has earned an impressive fortune through being a starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. According to sources and recent updates, Alex Smith net worth is approximately $55 million
As of September 2018, Smith has earned $106.5 million in NFL salary alone and that’s quite enough to make him one of the 25 highest-earning players in NFL history.
Alex Smith spoke to NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt about Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick last played four seasons ago in the NFL. We don’t have to pretend like Kaepernick is returning to the NFL anytime shortly, just as we don’t have to pretend like talent is the reason Kaepernick is out of the NFL. That is an argument that still happens, despite that Kyle Allen, John Wolford, and Chad Henne started games in the NFL this past season.
San Fransico 49ers quarterback, Alex Smith spoke to NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt on Brandt’s 10 Questions podcast, where Smith supported his former teammate.
“It’s so tragic looking. I think [Kaepernick] was ahead of his time, certainly trying to call out social injustice, especially around police reform. The country wasn’t ready. Nobody was ready for it“. Smith said, “And he’s sitting there trying to tell everybody through a completely peaceful manner about some of the things going on in this country that had been going on for a long time, and to see the backlash that happened, it hurts. It hurts looking back at it“.
He added; “The country wasn’t ready for it, and he suffered the repercussions with his job. . . . I mean, he lost his livelihood. Tragic, sad, but obviously he was incredibly brave and certainly proud of him, to even know him and what he’s done, because fast forward a few years later and I think we all were like, ‘He obviously was trying to tell us something.’”
The NFL quarterback’s early years
Alex Smith, 36, was born on the 7th of May in the year 1984 in Bremerton, Washington. He was brought up in La Mesa, California, and attended Helix High School, where his father Douglas D. Smith, was an executive director. During his junior and senior years with the Helix Highlanders, he led his team to a record of 25–1 as well as two San Diego CIF section championships. In the San Diego CIF system, he was named to the first-team all-conference and all-county squads. He played college football at the University of Utah for the Utah Utes.
Married Elizabeth Barry
In 2009, Alex Smith got married to former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Elizabeth Barry. The couple is parents to a daughter and two sons.
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