Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith made his improbable return to NFL action on Sunday, an epic feat after suffering a near life-threatening leg injury less than two years ago.
Smith took over for an injured Kyle Allen late in the second quarter. The 36-year-old has remained Washington's quarterback, despite Allen being cleared to return.
Smith's incredible comeback caught the attention of several current and former NFL players, who took to social media to show their support for the Washington passer.
I don’t care what happens in the #NFL this season. Alex Smith playing football is the single greatest thing you will see this season. Absolutely amazing! 👏🏼 🙌🏼— 𝗟𝗮𝘄𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝘆𝗻𝗲𝘀 (@lt4kicks) October 11, 2020
Incredible story.— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) October 11, 2020
Pulling for Alex Smith but also uneasy watching him out there— Eddie Royal (@EddieRoyalWR) October 11, 2020
Alex Smith just played football in the NFL again.... absolutely INSANE— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 11, 2020
Holding back tears watching Alex Smith play. Incredible!— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) October 11, 2020
I’m watching Alex Smith play like i’m a concerned mother. 😰— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) October 11, 2020
Who isn't rooting for Alex Smith right now. His kids are on board!— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 11, 2020
Alex Smith a wayyyyy better man than me lol....ain’t no way I’m stepping back on a field after what he went through— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) October 11, 2020
Alex Smith should start the rest of the year. If he is healthy which it seems he is, he is the best option at QB. If what Rivera said about winning was true.— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) October 11, 2020
Alex Smith!! Congrats bro. This is awesome.— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) October 11, 2020
Alex smith is about to get some points on the board and I’m going to celebrate like he was my teammate.— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) October 11, 2020