Bears floated by insider as possible landing spot for Alex Smith

Smith is expected to be released by the Washington Football Team soon.

(670 The Score) You can add another name to the mix to keep an eye on in the Bears’ quarterback search that seems like it’s never-ending.

The Washington Football Team is expected to release veteran quarterback Alex Smith, who still wants to continue his playing career, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Monday. And a match with the Bears could be in play, Rapoport said.

“You want to talk about a potential, potential place he could land?” Rapoport said on the NFL Network. “Obviously, you’re going to have teams interested if he wants to play. I would keep an eye on the Chicago Bears, simply because of Matt Nagy, his role there as the head coach and a former coach for Alex Smith in Kansas City. They still need a quarterback, and it would make some sense.”

Nagy coached Smith for five seasons, as they were each in Kansas City from 2013-’17.

Smith, who turns 37 in May, won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award in 2020, when he returned to action after suffering a gruesome leg injury in a game in 2018 that led to a life-threatening infection. Smith missed all of the 2019 season but kept working toward a return, and he accomplished his goal and appeared in 11 games for Washington in 2020. Smith played in eight games and started six, in which Washington went 5-1. He completed 66.7% of his passes for 1,582 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions.

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