Alex Smith considered reuniting with Urban Meyer in Jacksonville before announcing retirement from the NFL
Alex Smith is excited about the future of the Jaguars but not even the vibes the quarterback picked up during his visit to Jacksonville was enough to sway him away from retirement.
If you missed the news on Monday, the veteran quarterback announced his retirement from the NFL after 14 seasons in the league.
Smith was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft after playing for Urban Meyer and Dan Mullen at Utah. He went on to start for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, throwing for 35,650 yards and 199 touchdowns during his NFL career.
During a recent appearance on ESPN show Outside The Lines, Smith said a free agent visit to Jacksonville has his excitement level for Meyer’s Jaguar program at a new level.
“I left there so excited about what Coach Meyer has going and what he’s building and his vision and the culture he’s going to bring,” Smith says in the clip below.
Check out the clip courtesy of Outside The Lines:
Alex Smith details how he considered signing with the Jaguars before ultimately deciding to hang it up after 16 years in the NFL pic.twitter.com/t2v2w4AdSd
— Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) April 19, 2021