On November 18th, 2018, Alex Smith suffered a spiral and compound fracture to his tibia and fibula in his right leg against the Houston Texans ending his season and quite possibly his career. Just last season, Smith overcame the odds and got back on the field. After a remarkable comeback story, Alex Smith is hanging up his pads. On Monday, Alex Smith announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 years in the NFL. Smith played for the Washington Football Team, Kansas City Chiefs, and San Francisco 49ers.
In 174 regular-season games played, Smith threw for 35,650 yards, 199 touchdowns, 109 interceptions, a passer rating of 86.9, and a record of 99-67-1. In 7 playoff games, Smith threw for 1,745 yards, 17 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, a passer rating of 97.4, and a record of 2-5.
Although Alex Smith was a Quarterback, he also made plays running with the football. Smith ran for 2,604 yards and 15 touchdowns in the regular season and 220 yards and 1 touchdown in the postseason.
Throughout his career, Smith became the 65th person in NFL history to have a 158.3 passer rating a perfect passer rating in a single game which he accomplished in Week 15 of the 2013 season. Alex Smith has broken several franchise records with the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs throughout his career.
With Alex Smith retiring, the impact that he made throughout his career will always be remembered by the fans and players alike. After his injury in 2018 despite his comeback last season, retirement was the right move for Smith moving forward.
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