Retired quarterback Alex Smith is set to join ESPN as an NFL analyst, according to reports.
Smith had been in the NFL for 16 seasons and played for the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Washington Football Team.
The 37-year-old will be joining ESPN’s Monday Night NFL Countdown. According to the New York Post, Smith had auditioned for a similar role with FOX and CBS.
During his time with Washington, Smith suffered a leg injury during a game against the Houston Texans that almost crippled him and required multiple surgeries to prevent his leg from being amputated.
Smith managed to recover and was back in action in the 2020 season. He played the rest of the season, where he won the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
In the 2005 NFL Draft, Smith was selected first overall by the 49ers. He spent seven seasons with the team before being traded to Kansas City Chiefs in 2012.