Alex Smith is a football quarterback from the USA who plays in the NFL (National Football League) for the Washington Redskins. He has played for other teams like San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Smith has also played college football at the University of Utah. He has made many records of his own in the NFL and is the creator of The Alex Smith Foundation. Here is a quick summary of net worth of Alex Smith in 2019, career and earnings.
Early Life & Biography
Alexander Douglas Smith is the son of Douglas D. and Pam Smith. He was born on 7 May 1984, in Bremerton, Washington. He spent his childhood in La Mesa, California.
He went to Helix Charter High School. Later, he went to the University of Utah. During this time, he won the Liberty Bowl in 2003 and Fiesta Bowl in 2005. He played for the Utah Utes from 2002 to 2004.
In 2009, Alex Smith got married to Elizabeth Barry. The couple has two children named Hudson and Hayes.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At the 2005 NFL Draft, Alex Smith was selected by the San Francisco 49ers. During his rookie season, he was taken by injuries. In 2011, he made 17 passing touchdowns and ran for 3,144 yards.
The following season, he made 13 touchdowns and 1,737 yards in a total of 10 games. In 2013, Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. He was then made a quarterback in his new team. In 2014, his contract was further extended for a period of four years.
In the 2015 season, Smith made 20 passing touchdowns and ran for 3,486 yards. In 2017, he threw 287 passes without throwing an interception. This was a record in the NFL. In the same season, he amassed 26 touchdowns, five interceptions, and ran for 4,042 yards. This also became his career-best season.
In January 2018, the Chiefs traded Smith to the Washington Redskins. It became official in March of the same year.
Awards & Achievements
Alex Smith has made three times in the Pro Bowl. In 2017, he was named as the NFL passer rating leader. In 2004, he was named as the Offensive Player of the Year by Mountain West Conference. He was a part of the First-team All-American in 2004. He has received an honorary degree from the University of Utah.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Alex Smith is more than $75 million. The NFL player made this fortune by signing a contract worth millions with three different teams. His first contract was worth $49.5 million with the 49ers. With the Washington Redskins, his contract is worth $94 million, which includes a guaranteed sum of $71 million. This contract is for four years and is the highest amount when compared to other top players.
Alex Smith is very active in his profession and is also active in philanthropy. He is a talented person who found considerable success as a football player. He is the founder of Alex Smith Guardian Scholars Program and is helping teenagers to attend college.