This Kansas City Chiefs Alex Smith Jersey features printed the two key words graphics letting everyone know who you cheer for. You will boast your team spirit with this Kansas City Chiefs jersey! Celebrate your fandom with this Game Football jersey. It’s been 57 days since it was first announced, but Alex Smith is officially a member of the Washington Redskins. The Redskins traded for the veteran quarterback after Kirk Cousins ‘ future began to become increasingly unclear, with all signs pointing to his eventual exit from the franchise. Kendall Fuller and third-round pick were sent in the opposite direction for Smith’s services.
The Redskins were quick to announce the deal after the start of the 2018 league season, releasing their first interview with the 33-year-old. Smith is excited to get to work in Washington, and can hopefully add the stability the team has been missing at the quarterback position in the two years prior to his arrival. The former first overall pick had a message for fans upon his deal becoming officially official.
“What’s up Redskins fans, this is Alex Smith,” the Pro Bowl quarterback said. “I just want to say how excited I am to be a part of the Redskins team. I can’t wait to build something great together. HTTR.”
A first look at what Smith will look like donning the burgundy and gold was also released. Interestingly, the number sewn on the back of his jersey is the no. 11 — the same jersey number worn by free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.
Paul Richardson has been added as a speed threat on the outside, but more pieces are still needed on both offense and defense. Hopefully more announcements are just around the corner.
Alex Smith had to bide his time while the he waited for the 2018 league year to officially begin, but it was worth it in the end.
The Washington Redskins officially unveiled their quarterback to the masses yesterday nearly two months after reports had surfaced that they had agreed a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for Smith in exchange for Kendall Fuller and third-round pick. Now that the time has finally arrived, Smith is ready to start the process of getting the Redskins back to winning ways.
“I’m glad it’s finally here,” Smith told Voice of the Redskins Larry Michael on Redskins.com. “Like you said, I feel like I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. For it to finally be official, it’s like get in the building and be here and kind of start the process. So I’m excited for it. I’m excited that we’re here now and get the ball rolling.”
Now that the deal is finally done, Smith is ready to immerse himself in the challenge that is learning a brand new offense in a brand new environment. While learning the playbook is chief amongst his duties, Smith was quick to point out that so much more goes into winning football games. Developing a winning culture and getting everyone on the same page is the basis for every successful team, and the team’s new quarterback knows that everyone will have lend their hand in doing so.
“There’s so many different things that go into winning football games and striving to win a championship, there’s so many different inputs and I think it’s finding a way to take those all together and we all have a hand in it, we all have a part in it,” Smith said. “And how can we figure out to go out there and win ballgames. And win the division, get into the playoffs and win a championship. That’s what everybody’s striving to do. …We’ve got to figure out how this team is going to do that.”
The offseason may have just gotten underway, but for the former no. 1 overall pick, getting back to the daily life of playing in the NFL will be a nice change of pace to what has been an unfamiliar time away from football. For the first time in years, Smith knew his future was somewhere other than in Kansas City, but the opportunity to get to know his new teammates and start working towards the new season is an exciting proposition.
“Kind of had to stay away and the speculation and the talk, this and that, I look forward to getting to work, getting to know my teammates, getting down to the kind of nitty-gritty, getting down to football,” Smith said. “That’s what we all signed up to play. A lot of this other stuff – dressing up – isn’t why we do this. So I look forward to getting to work.”