Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera sounds like he may start Alex Smith soon
There’s a bit of a logjam at the quarterback position for the Washington Football Team, with head coach Ron Rivera recently dropping Dwayne Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen. According to reports, veteran quarterback Alex Smith is now not only in the mix, but that he might end up with the starting gig soon.
In a recent interview, Rivera talked up Smith’s progress in his recovery from a horrendous leg injury:
“I’ve been impressed with it,” Rivera said, via JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. “Again, knowing that he’s been cleared to play and then watching him working, especially the last couple weeks, has been outstanding. I just have no trepidation having him come in and play if that’s what happens.”
This is a great development for Smith, who prior to the start of the season, wasn’t even sure if he was going to make the active roster. He has Haskins to thank for the opportunity, with the 23-year-old passer falling out form and out of Rivera’s favor.
It is worth noting, however, that for the time being at least, the starting role belongs to Allen. Once a third-string quarterback, he now has a golden opportunity to prove his worth to both Washington and coach Rivera.
The Washington Football Team will be back in action on Sunday as they take on the Los Angeles Rams. Allen is expected to get the nod to start, with Smith named as his backup. It will be interesting to see how this logjam plays out the rest of the way for this squad.