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Alex Smith Makes His Opinion On Washington Very Clear

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith.

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: Alex Smith #11 of the Washington Football Team throws before a game against the Los Angeles Rams at FedExField on October 11, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Former Washington Commanders quarterback Alex Smith has largely spoken fondly of his final NFL team. But he recently spoke very candidly about the state of the team's front office.

In an interview with Rich Eisen, Smith acknowledged that it may be difficult for Commanders QB Carson Wentz to find success because of the front office chaos. He was then asked if the front office was a distraction while he played for them, to which Smith effectively said yes.

"How could it not?" Smith said. "For me, yeah, all the stuff there with just the entire organization, from ownership down, head coach and GM. There's been historically a lot of drama there. And it's a big market... and that organization is a really storied franchise...

"I think that's what great organizations eliminate, and the bad ones have a hard time with it. All that noise creeps into the building."

That's a surprisingly harsh critique of Washington. But he's hardly the first person to complain about the state of things under owner Daniel Snyder.

Since Daniel Snyder took over in 1999, Washington have made the playoffs six times but have just two playoff wins to show for it. They've hired and fired a half dozen head coaches in that span.

But it's the scandals that have kept the Washington Commanders a perpetual talking point for over two decades now. From the name controversy to numerous allegations of misconduct in the front office, hardly a month goes by without Washington making a headline for all the worst reasons.

Alex Smith was a part of the organization for three years and surely experienced some of it.

Do you think Smith regrets playing for Washington?