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Doug Williams knows Washington Redskins have to find more options at quarterback

Doug Williams, Redskins

When Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith went down with a gruesome leg injury last season, it derailed what looked to be a promising season. Now, the team knows that finding another starting quarterback is going to be a key heading into the offseason.

After Smith’s injury took away his 2018 season, the extreme rehab process also threatens to take away his entire 2019 season, leaving Washington no choice but to look for another quarterback in the meantime.

Earlier this week, Washington’s senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams made an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio (via Pro Football Talk), and while he didn’t rule out Smith for the 2019 NFL season, he was open in acknowledging he has to find more quarterbacks.

“It’s our job in the personnel department to find somebody who can play,” he said. “Thank God we have Colt coming back from an injury. We just gotta find somebody to mix in there and we know we gotta have that guy, but we gotta build around whoever it is. I think that’s the most important thing.”

There’s only about a month remaining before the new league year begins, and this offseason could see multiple long-tenured quarterbacks move to different teams. Players like Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, and possibly even Eli Manning could be available to teams looking for a quarterback.

Only time will tell if Washington will gamble on paying another quarterback while also having Alex Smith on payroll as well, or if the team will instead aim to have another stopgap player get under center for the season.