Former Ute quarterback Alex Smith remains optimistic about future, hopes to play in NFL again

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  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 28, 2019 8:42 p.m.

    Always liked Alex and didn’t like how my Niners treated him. Hope he fully recovers and can play again but if not we loved you brother. Hope things go well for you.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    June 25, 2019 2:28 p.m.

    Alex is a class act and the best QB to come out of a Utah university in decades. There is no way he will be back this year, but I hope by the time 2020 OTAs come around, he decides to call it quits. If he doesn't, I will root for him harder than ever and pray that he stays healthy.

    Thanks to Alex for being such a great ambassador for the Utah football program, the university, the State of Utah, and for football in general.

  • CentralcoastUte San luis obispo , CA
    June 25, 2019 10:51 a.m.

    "Dude - give it up. You were overpaid your entire career, but that's not your fault. Get out while you can."

    Stay classy, Max.

  • JohnInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2019 7:00 a.m.

    A lot of classy folks have played for Utah; Andre Miller, Steve Smith, Megan McCunniff Marsden just a few among them. For my money, Alex Smith's at the top of the list.

    After an injury like that, having a goal is crucial to recovery. I'm pulling for him. I have no doubt that if physically able, he will play again.

  • gchris Rock Springs, WY
    June 24, 2019 7:27 p.m.

    Alex Smith has always been one of my favorites, but he should really consider other options. At thirty-five and with two years of re-hab, his age is more of a problem than his injury. He should look forward to walking again and playing touch football with his grandchildren.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    June 24, 2019 6:12 p.m.

    Stay retired and enjoy life with your family. You had an amazing career, you got nothing to prove.

  • bluesmule Sandy, UT
    June 24, 2019 3:59 p.m.

    Ugly injury, not sure if it's even worth it to come back at his age, but I do hope he makes a full recovery with no lasting effects.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 24, 2019 3:51 p.m.


    "Dude - give it up. You were overpaid your entire career, but that's not your fault."

    Did you mean to post this over on the Jimmer Fredette article?

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    June 24, 2019 3:26 p.m.

    Dude - give it up. You were overpaid your entire career, but that's not your fault. Get out while you can.

  • zgomer Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2019 3:03 p.m.

    Nothing against mr. Smith, he has done well in his career, it is better to get out now with what health he has...good luck.