The Alex Smith Comeback Player of the Year award has a really nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
And it would be a fitting one, given that the now-retired quarterback returned from a horrific and devastating leg injury and was able to suit up for eight games in 2020, while winning five of them and leading Washington Football Team to a playoff berth.
The movement to name the award after Smith started last season when he returned to the field for the first time in two years, and it continued on Monday after news of his retirement broke with his awesome Instagram post:
The NFL's Comeback Player of the Year honor should be renamed the Alex Smith Award.
— Adam Rank (@adamrank) April 19, 2021
Thank you for everything Alex Smith. Greatest comeback player of all time! That award should be named after him from now on
— Mr. E (@elkabong82) April 19, 2021
Re-name the Award the “Alex Smith Comeback Player of the Year”
— Raider Cody (@RaiderCody) April 19, 2021
The New Award Name:
The Alex Smith Comeback Player of the Year Award
Absolute Chills – Inspiring https://t.co/G2lJ6BGojB
— Mr. Mickey Hines (@The_MJHines2) April 19, 2021
— Clint Leatherwood (@SportsNut74) April 19, 2021
— Rob Taft (@robert_taft31) April 19, 2021
Let's rename it the Alex Smith Award instead of Comeback Player – He is a legend! Congrats on the Retirement! https://t.co/xGnLuqasDV
— Sidelines – Penn State (@Sidelines_PSU) April 19, 2021
So now that Alex Smith has retired, can we officially change the name of the Comeback Player of the Year award to the "Alex Smith Comeback Player of the Year" award?
— Tyree Taylor (@TaylorMade_45) April 19, 2021