Alex Smith didn’t step on the field in Week 16, but he hopes to be back out there for Washington’s season finale against the Eagles. Washington still controls their own destiny for the playoffs as both the Giants and Eagles have been sputtering on two and three-game losing streaks.
This is the ultimate win, and you’re in scenario for Washington. Though if Smith isn’t available, it could be Taylor Heinicke who will get the start.
Heinicke was an undrafted quarterback in 2015 who spent some time in the XFL before returning to school to finish an engineering degree. The former Old Dominion University quarterback only joined up with Washington earlier this month to be the emergency quarterback as part of the COVID-19 protocols.
It is unlikely that Smith will be at 100% if he plays on Sunday night. However, there is no question that he’ll be doing everything in his power to take the field. Given what he’s already been through over the last few years and almost losing his leg after a brutal injury, it would be hard to rule him out.
Ultimately, the decision will come down to Washington’s medical team. While Smith’s status remains unclear, fans should note that Washington is currently a 1.5-point road favorite at FanDuel for the Sunday night game. That might be a tiny clue as to his chances of taking the field on Sunday.
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