Alex Smith Tipped to Serve as Mentor for Jacksonville Jaguars Prospect Trevor Lawrence

Published 02/24/2021, 1:03 PM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) looks to pass during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports


Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith made a stunning return to the NFL in Week 5 of the 2020 regular season. The former San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs player came onto the field in place of the injured Kyle Allen in the 30-10 loss to Los Angeles Rams.

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Nov 8, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) attempts a pass against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

He was later named the first-choice QB ahead of Dwayne Haskins Jr. in Week 10. Smith went on to win 5 of the 6 games he played in.

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But Washington were knocked out in the Wild Card Playoff round with a 23-31 loss to Super Bowl LV winners, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But will Smith return to the American capital in 2021, or is there a new adventure in store for the veteran quarterback?

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Alex Smith to reunite with former college coach Urban Meyer in 2021?

One possible option for Smith remains AFC South franchise, Jacksonville Jaguars. Legendary college football coach Urban Meyer was appointed as Jaguars HC earlier this year.

The Jags own the #1 overall pick for the 2021 NFL Draft and they are reportedly set to bring in Heisman Trophy finalist, Trevor Lawrence.

Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) attempts a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Clemson Tigers superstar underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder earlier this year. He is expected to be fit in time for the 2021 preseason.

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Lawrence is still expected to beat Justin Fields, Mac Jones, De’Vonta Smith, and Zach Wilson and emerge as the #1 overall pick when the Draft begins on April 29th, 2020.

Coach Meyer could bring in Alex Smith on a short-term deal to serve as Lawrence’s backup in Florida. Smith has previously worked under Meyer while playing college football for Utah Utes Football Team between 2002-04.

A former first overall pick mentoring a potential first overall pick? Kind of poetic, isn’t it?

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