Alex Smith has announced his retirement; Patrick Mahomes reacted to his NFL world QB career
Alex Smith challenged the odds of returning to the field, and is now leaving.
The longtime NFL quarterback announced his retirement on Monday after a 16-year career as he chose to retire from the game with the 49ers, Chiefs and the Washington Football Team. Liz Smith, Alex’s wife, posted a moving video on Instagram.
Smith’s NFL stay will be known as one of the league’s most famous careers – perhaps not only because of the production, but also because of the titles. The No. 1 overall in 2005 spent the first six years of his career with San Francisco, with at least 49ers working on various regime changes.
Smith, who was eventually injured, lost to Colin Kaepernick in the 49ers after signing for Kansas City after the 2012 season. Smith would lead the Chiefs to the playoffs four times in 2018 before taking over from Patrick Mahomes.
The 2018 off-season trade in Washington eventually caused a huge leg injury when Smith suffered a life-threatening infection and underwent 17 different surgeries to repair his limb. Smith would miraculously return to the field in 2020 after nearly two years of rehabilitation and recovery.
Smith has retired with 199 touchdowns to 109 catches, and has become one of the fewest catchers in the league since 2011 after winning the Comeback Player Player Award in 2011. made the choice to hang the flaps.
Either way, Smith’s career was memorable. The quarter-final NFL authority on Monday earned the world’s praise and respect from the gridiron.
Congratulations, Alex Smith.
You are an inspiration.
– Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 19, 2021
Congratulations on your happy ride, Alex Smith. You are a legend and an amazing example of anything is possible with hard work and determination. https://t.co/muN1LrjsGq
– Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) April 19, 2021
#Headers Andy Reid told HC in a conference call that Alex Smith had officially retired: “He’s a person. I told him that if he got into coaching jobs, he would sit down with me first. He’s a guy you’d like. Your staff. A special person and one of my favorites.” . pic.twitter.com/On3WadL8uF
– NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 19, 2021
Alex Smith. An inspiration. A legend. The king. Congratulations on your retirement, # 11! Thank you for letting us be a part of your tremendous journey 👑 pic.twitter.com/XdnDtoA1yE
– The MUSS (@TheMUSS) April 19, 2021
Patrick Mahomes in Alex Smith’s retirement: “He’s a terrible guy. With the injury he had, to take his team to the playoffs, he shows the player he is. I’m grateful for the time he had with him.
– Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) April 19, 2021
One of the # 1 overall picks ever received.
He overcame so much
– Dan Orlovsky (@ danorlovsky7) April 19, 2021