Junkies: Alex Smith's Redskins career off to the 'worst start' possible

Josh Luckenbaugh
October 09, 2018 - 11:23 am

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The Redskins had a rough Monday night against the Saints, and Alex Smith was no exception. The veteran quarterback completed 23 of 39 passes for 275 yards, and was intercepted once, good for a sub-par 69.9 passer rating. 

And four games into the Smith era in Washington, The Junkies are not impressed. 

"You couldn't draw up a worse start for Alex Smith through four games," Eric Bickel said. "It's been pretty mediocre. Pretty, pretty bad."

Smith has yet to produce the impressive numbers many expected when he came over from Kansas City. He's currently ranked 22nd in the league in passing yards, 28th in touchdown passes and 20th in passer rating. 

"Maybe Andy Reid pulled a fast one on the Redskins again," John "Cakes" Auville remarked, bringing back memories of the failed Donovan McNabb move. "He knows when a guy is spent, he knows when he's gotten the best out of his quarterbacks."

"And if he finds someone willing to take one of them, if it's a good deal for him — he's done it twice now to the Redskins."

As it stands, Reid unquestionably got the better end of the deal, Patrick Mahomes tops in the NFL with 14 touchdown passes while leading the Chiefs to a 5-0 start. 

And with Kirk Cousins also playing well up in Minnesota, did the Redskins in fact downgrade at quarterback?

"I saw Kirk Cousins play for four years, I know what he can do. And now I've watched Alex closely for four games, I feel like I have a pretty good sense of what he can do. And it's less than what Cousins can do," Bickel asserted. 

"I bought into the notion he was going to stretch the field like he did last year. We didn't get that version of Alex Smith."

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