Add former president Barack Obama to the list of people impressed with Alex Smith's return to the NFL.
Monday, after Smith played his first game in 693 days after recovering from that well-documented broken leg, Obama tweeted out congratulations to the Washington quarterback.
And congratulations to my friend Alex Smith, for fighting back from a life-threatening injury to start at quarterback again for the Washington Football Team. It’s a testament to his strength, determination and the love and support of his family. https://t.co/R3PO0jjFbf— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 12, 2020
With many people taking notice, it's clear Smith's journey back inspired so many.
Forget what his numbers were, or how bad the offensive line was, or the weather. The fact the Smith set foot on a field after almost losing his leg was a story that reached far and wide, and this comeback couldn't have happened to a more well-liked and respected guy.