Teammates, Coaches, Admirers React To Alex Smith’s Retirement
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah legend and the NFL’s 2020 Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith announced his retirement on Monday morning.
Smith’s story impressed more than just football fans. His comeback from what could have been a career-ending injury was showcased in ESPN’s Project 11 documentary and stunned viewers with the severity of his injuries and recovery.
Smith was a No. 1 NFL draft pick out the University of Utah and spent 16 years in the NFL. He played for the San Fransisco 49ers, Kansas City Cheifs and the Washington Football Team.
Following the announcement social media flooded with messages to and about Alex Smith and his family.
Patrick Mahomes On His Mentor Alex Smith
Patrick Mahomes talked about the impact Smith had on his career to The Athletic’s Nate Taylor.
Andy Reid Calls First Dibs
Chiefs coach Andy Reid told Taylor he would be the first to grab Smith if he wanted to coach.
Utah Utes Legend
Smith’s former school paid homage to the legend.
Many of the NFL teams Smith competed against wished Smith a happy and healthy retirement.