Former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith retired from the NFL in April, however earlier than lengthy, he once more could also be related to the sport in some style.
After Smith, who began his profession with the 49ers and completed it with Washington, introduced his retirement, Chiefs coach Andy Reid stated he’d give Smith an assistant’s job if Smith was interested.
That appears unlikely to occur, as Smith needs to spend extra time together with his household. However a job as a tv analyst could be Smith’s subsequent gig.
The New York Put up’s Andrew Marchand reported Wednesday that Smith has auditioned with CBS Sports activities and Fox Sports activities for an analyst job, whereas additionally speaking with ESPN and the NFL Community.
“One one who noticed Smith’s audition thought he had ‘No. 2 or 3 sport analyst’ potential if he’s into it,” Marchand wrote.
Marchand famous CBS has a gap for an analyst as a result of it let Wealthy Gannon, one other former Chiefs quarterback, leave in February.
“Nevertheless, the community doesn’t really feel as if it has so as to add somebody. CBS already has seven sport analysts with Tony Romo, Charles Davis, Trent Inexperienced, James Lofton, Adam Archuleta, Tiki Barber and Jay Feely,” Marchand wrote. “Gannon was fourth on CBS’ depth chart final yr.”
Smith, who had a 50-26 file because the Chiefs’ beginning quarterback from 2013-17, received the George Halas Award earlier this week. It’s given by the Skilled Soccer Writers of America to the Comeback Participant of the 12 months.
Smith made an inspirational return in 2020 after two bones in his right leg were broken throughout a sport in November 2018. He underwent 17 surgical procedures and almost misplaced his leg due to a life-threatening infection.