While many believe Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has played his last down of football, Smith himself is proving everyone wrong by showing that he's still working toward a return to the gridiron.
The 2005 No. 1 overall pick ended last season with a gruesome leg injury that rivaled that of Joe Theismann. Even after that, Smith was seen at Redskins OTAs tossing a ball around, which shows he's a lot farther along than most believed.
Even six months after the injury, Smith is still wearing an external fixator, indicating that he still has a way to go. Still, it's encouraging to see him out having fun on the football field.
While Smith's injury threw the Washington quarterback situation into disarray, the Redskins seemed to have fixed that for the next few years with the selection of Dwayne Haskins in the first round of the draft. He has stood out in OTAs.
As unlikely as it may seem, everyone in the league is hoping Smith can recover from his injury and see the field once again.