Talent is vital, but team fit might be more important to QB success in NFL
Talent or team fit? It's a question NFL teams and fans debate every year. In a draft loaded with top quarterbacks, the answer could ultimately determine the fates of several teams over the next decade.
Alex Smith would NOT be denied: Fighting spirit defined quarterback's 16-year NFL career
Sheer numbers never will be a sufficient resource for evaluating the cumulative impact of retiring QB Alex Smith. Jeffri Chadiha says the three-time Pro Bowler lifted three franchises -- and inspired NFL fans across the nation -- through the power of perseverance.
Alex Smith announces retirement after 16-year career in NFL
The reigning Comeback Player of the Year won't be returning to the gridiron in 2021. Alex Smith announced his retirement Monday in an Instagram post.
NFC East roster reset: Cowboys the favorites with Dak Prescott back in the saddle?
As we hurtle toward the 2021 NFL Draft, where do NFC East teams stand? Nick Shook provides the biggest offseason addition, most impactful loss and top draft priority for each of the division's four teams.
2021 Graybeards: A team of the NFL's best remaining free agents, age 30 or older
Who's ready for an offseason tradition like no other?! Dan Hanzus unveils the 2021 Graybeards: a team of the NFL's best remaining free agents, age 30 or older.
Texans could pursue QB Alex Smith if Deshaun Watson isn't on team in fall
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday that the Houston Texans could pursue free-agent quarterback Alex Smith if Deshaun Watson is not on the team this fall.
Ron Rivera: Ryan Fitzpatrick is Washington's No. 1 QB, but there will be competition
Washington HC Ron Rivera said Ryan Fitzpatrick will arrive as the team's No. 1 QB, but that won't preclude him from competition. It also won't necessarily prevent the Football Team from adding another quarterback via the draft or free agency.
Ron Rivera doesn't 'disagree with a lot of' what Alex Smith said; worried 'every day' about another injury
Washington head coach Ron Rivera didn't disagree with Alex Smith's recent comments in a GQ article, admitting he had little idea what to expect and was often frightened about the prospects for the veteran QB's comeback journey.
Washington Football Team officially releases QB Alex Smith
Alex Smith's career in Washington is officially over. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Washington Football Team has informed the quarterback that he's been released.
Best/worst-case scenarios for 15 NFL QBs facing uncertainty in 2021
Will Deshaun Watson, Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr ALL be playing for new teams in 2021? Dan Hanzus assesses what's shaping up to be an unusually expansive QB carousel.
2021 NFL free agency matchmaking: One fit for each NFC team
Could Allen Robinson end up in Washington? How about Gerald McCoy reuniting with the Buccaneers? Nick Shook matches one free agent with each NFC team.
Washington expected to part ways with QB Alex Smith
The Washington Football Team is expected to part ways with quarterback Alex Smith in the coming days, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Kim Jones reported Monday.
Washington QB Taylor Heinicke on Alex Smith: 'Hopefully we can bring him back'
Though he recently signed an extension with Washington, quarterback Taylor Heinicke is hoping the squad will bring back veteran QB Alex Smith.
Alex Smith: My comeback 'definitely threw a wrench' in Washington's plan
Alex Smith wants to continue his NFL career, but, based on comments he made in a recent interview, it sounds more and more like that might happen outside of Washington.
2021 NFC cut candidates: Viable releases and potential surprises
With the salary cap set to drop, which NFC players could be released this offseason? Gregg Rosenthal spotlights the most likely candidates for the chopping block, as well as some potential surprise cuts.
Alex Smith feels he has 'a lot of room for growth' on field after 2020 comeback
Alex Smith's future, once as uncertain as they come, ended up including a return to the football field in 2020. But will the Washington QB be back on the field in 2021, and if so, with which team?
QB Index: Ranking the 59 starting quarterbacks of the 2020 NFL season
NFL.com editors evaluated every quarterback who started a game (including the playoffs) during the 2020 NFL season to create a complete ranking from 1 to 59. Did winning Super Bowl LV give Tom Brady enough juice to knock MVP Aaron Rodgers from the top spot?
Washington QB Taylor Heinicke agrees to two-year, $8.75M extension
Taylor Heinicke is staying in Washington. Heinicke, who started Washington's playoff game this past season, agreed to a two-year, $8.75 million extension Wednesday.
NFL quarterback carousel has only just begun to spin
The blockbuster trade involving Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff appears to just be the beginning of a crazy quarterback carousel with myriad teams looking for new signal-callers.
Washington QB Alex Smith earns AP Comeback Player of the Year honors
Alex Smith's willpower afforded him the chance to not only continue his career but also elevate Washington to its first NFC East crown and postseason appearance since 2015. And for that, Smith was officially announced as the 2020 AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Bucs' success of Brady signing has NFL eyeing massive QB movement
Last March, Tampa Bay went all in with the signing of Tom Brady, a get-rich-quick scheme that paid off handsomely. Now, after the Bucs' success, many in this copycat league are bracing for falling dominos, with unprecedented quarterback movement this offseason, writes Michael Silver.
Rivera noncommittal on Alex Smith as WFT's 2021 QB: 'We have to continue to go through our process'
Alex Smith is a shoo-in to be the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year after his incredible return to the field in 2020. But Washington coach Ron Rivera gave a lukewarm response when asked if Smith would be on the roster in 2021.
2020 NFL season award picks: Analysts vote on MVP, Coach of the Year, more
While Alex Smith is the clear favorite to win Comeback Player of the Year at NFL Honors, several other awards -- including Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year -- are far less clear. Thirty-three NFL analysts make their picks for each of the major individual awards.
All-time Super Bowl QB rankings: Patrick Mahomes already cracks top 20
Gregg Rosenthal ranks the 63 starting quarterbacks in the history of the Super Bowl. Where do playoff maestros Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes rank on this list of esteemed passers?
David Carr: What I'll remember most from Alex Smith's NFL career
NFL Network's David Carr reflects on the NFL career of quarterback Alex Smith.
NFL Throwback: Alex Smith's Top 10 career plays
Watch the greatest plays from quarterback Alex Smith's 16-year NFL career.
Rapoport recalls 2020 combine chat with Rivera about Alex Smith's NFL future
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport recalls a chat he had with Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera at the 2020 NFL Combine about quarterback Alex Smith's NFL future.
Michael Silver, Steve Wyche reflect on Alex Smith's 16-year NFL career
NFL Network's Michael Silver and Steve Wyche reflect on QB Alex Smith's 16-year NFL career.
Rapoport: Jaguars, Texans among options for Alex Smith before retirement
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo discuss quarterback Alex Smith's retirement.
Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes react to Alex Smith's retirement
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes react to QB Alex Smith's retirement.
QB Alex Smith announces his retirement from the NFL
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith announces his retirement from the NFL.
Top remaining free agents over age 30 | 'Around the NFL'
NFL Network's Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal highlight some of the top remaining free agents over 30 years old.
Every team's best play from a QB | 2020 NFL season
Relive the top moments from every team's top quarterback play from the 2020 NFL season.
Nick Shook: Three ideal free agency pairings in the NFC
NFL Network's Nick Shook shares his NFC free-agency-fits.
'GMFB': Biggest takeaways from Washington's QB situation
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses their biggest takeaways from Washington's current QB situation.
'GMFB' reacts to Alex Smith's comments on his comeback
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith's comments about his comeback.
Alex Smith reacts to winning 2020 AP Comeback Player of the Year
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith reacts to winning 2020 AP Comeback Player of the Year.
Alex Smith wins 2020 AP Comeback Player of the Year
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith has won the 2020 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year.
Top 10 Washington Football Team plays | 2020 season
See a countdown of the top 10 highlight plays made by the Washington Football Team in the 2020 NFL season.
Alex Smith highlights | 2020 season
Watch the highlights of Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith from the NFL 2020 season.
Palmer: Alex Smith is questionable ahead of playoff game vs. Bucs
Washington Football team quarterback Alex Smith is questionable ahead of playoff game vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Rapoport: Alex Smith officially listed as questionable for Super Wild Card Weekend
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Washington Football Team has officially listed quarterback Alex Smith as questionable for Super Wild Card Weekend.
Next Gen Stats: Buccaneers-Washington Football Team preview
Next Gen Stats reveal how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers firepower can overwhelm the Washington Football Team in the NFC Wild Card Game of the 2020 NFL season.
Washington vs. Eagles highlights | Week 17
Watch the highlights from the Week 17 matchup between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Alex Smith draws Eagles offside for clutch fourth-down pickup
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith draws Eagles offside for clutch fourth-down pickup.
Can't-Miss Play: 6-foot-6 Logan Thomas climbs major ladder for acrobatic TD
Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas climbs major ladder for acrobatic TD.
Alex Smith pinpoints Terry McLaurin for TD in the corner of the end zone
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith pinpoints wide receiver Terry McLaurin for TD in the corner of the end zone.
Rapoport: Alex Smith officially listed as questionable for Week 17
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith is officially listed as questionable for Week 17.