Dwayne Haskins speaks out on ‘big brother’ relationship with Alex Smith
The return of quarterback Alex Smith to the gridiron has surprised many of the football fans and even the members of the Washington Football Team themselves. Sophomore gunslinger Dwayne Haskins is happy for Smith’s comeback and is embracing the presence of the 16-year veteran around him.
“For him to get out there and just throw a pass is something remarkable, so for him to go out there and do 9-on-9, run around a little bit, throw a pass on the run and make some things happen, it’s super exciting for me, just watching him be that big brother mentor role for me throughout my career here in Washington,” Haskins said, via NBCWashington.com.
The 2005 first overall pick is on the verge of completing a comeback from a severe leg injury sustained back in 2018. Life hasn’t been the same for Smith as he underwent 17 surgeries in a span of nine months. He wore an external fixation device for nearly a year and was listed on the team’s physically unable to perform reserve list which caused him to miss the entire 2019 season.
An applaudable career is already in the books for Alex Smith whether or not he successfully makes his comeback on the field. He is a three-time Pro Bowler and the NFL passer rating leader back in 2017. He also owns several franchise and league records during his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Washington Football Team.
The former Utah product’s comeback will only be completed once head coach Ron Rivera activates him in the upcoming season. For now, seeing the man back on the practice field is already a success on its own.