Who is the Redskins’ backup for Alex Smith?

Alex Smith

Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith suffered a leg injury in the third quarter of Washington's Week 11 game against the Houston Texans. ESPN's Field Yates reported Monday that Washington will be signing the 32-year-old quarterback to serve as Colt McCoy's backup.

Maybe the Washington Post should've looked at their headline from 33 years ago to see what a proper post is supposed to look like.

In the middle of a season where things were going pretty smoothly for the Washington Redskins - something that certainly doesn't happen every year - Washington fans were pulled right back down to earth in brutal fashion on Sunday. Redskins offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh spent four seasons as Sanchez's QB coach in NY (2009-12). Sanchez's last start came in 2015, while McCoy's last start came in 2014. A strong season thus far, Smith led Washington to a 6-3 record and a first place lead in the NFC East division.

How does the headline even make sense? Yet here he is, ready to play for the Redskins during their playoff push.

Sanchez's exploits, and blunders, in the National Football League are well-documented.

According to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, Kaepernick continues to work out six days per week in order to keep his body in playing shape. The goal is to win games and Smith has done exactly that. And what would you know, he worked out for the Lions over the weekend.

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