Saturday night definitely didn’t pan out how Washington quarterback Alex Smith ultimately planned, especially considering the fact that he didn’t suit up for the playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his team ended up seeing their season end at the hands of Tom Brady.
However, there was a cool moment after the game that Smith will likely remember for the rest of his life. It is customary for the opposing quarterbacks to meet at midfield after the game to shake hands, but Brady sought out Smith, who didn’t play, and paid his respect and admiration after what was an incredible comeback year for the veteran in Washington.
Tom Brady was mic’d up for the Wildcard game in Washington. Here’s what he said to Alex Smith after the game:
"I’m so F-ing proud of you bro. You’re F-ing unbelievable you know that? You’re an inspiration to all of us. You’re unbelievable. Always here if you need me.”#respect
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 12, 2021
It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion at this point that Smith will win the Comeback Player of the Year award, and with the added respect that he now has from the greatest quarterback of all time, the moral win column is filling up quickly for Smith.