NFL Quarterback: Washington Redskins
Career Highlights: A 13-year NFL veteran quarterback, Alex Smith was traded to the Washington Redskins in March after leading the Kansas City Chiefs the past five seasons. A three-time Pro Bowler, Smith posted three 11-win seasons with the Chiefs and last season posted career-highs in completions (341), yards (4,042) and led the NFL in passer rating (104.7). In 2015, he led the Chiefs to an 11-game winning streak, their first playoff win since 1994, and was named the Chiefs co-MVP. Smith, who holds several Chiefs’ records, has played in 166 career games, completing 2,877 passes (62%) with 183 touchdowns, and 87.4 passer rating. Smith also holds numerous NFL records including most consecutive passes (119) in the playoffs without an interception. Prior to the Chiefs, Smith spent seven years with the San Francisco 49ers. He started the first nine games of the 2012 season, before suffering a head injury, as the team finished with an 11-4-1 record and played in Super Bowl XLVII. Smith had a breakout season in 2011 leading the 49ers to a 13-3 record. He threw 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions, setting the 49ers record for fewest interceptions in a season, and his 1.1 ratio was an NFL best.