Washington Redskins: What does the Smith signing mean for the offense?
By Ian Cummings
Not all of us may agree with the Washington Redskins trade for Alex Smith. But it appears to be in the books. So let’s see what it means.
For any other NFL team, the blockbuster trade that took place on Tuesday night would have been unthinkable. Alas, the Washington Redskins have been redefining the very term ‘unthinkable’ for three… six… however many years Bruce Allen has been the
We’ve had a day to collect our thoughts, and still, some parts of the deal don’t make sense. Why were the Washington Redskins willing to give up Kendall Fuller? Why did they conduct the trade this early, before either quarterback had a chance to set their markets? Why did they extinguish any leverage they might have had in a tag and trade of Kirk Cousins?
We’ll get to that in due time. But for now, let’s take a look at the new starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins, 33-year old Alex Smith. What does he bring to the table? What does his signing mean for the Washington Redskins and their offense?