Former NFL quarterbacks are frequently targeted to serve as game analysts following their playing careers. The newly-retired Alex Smith is already drawing interest.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Smith recently auditioned for a role as an analyst at CBS, along with fellow former QB Mark Sanchez, ex-NFL wide receiver-turned ESPN analyst Joey Galloway and recently-retired Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee.
Smith is reportedly a popular commodity. Marchand writes that the 37-year-old former No. 1 overall pick also auditioned at FOX and has had conversations with ESPN and NFL Network.
NEWS: Alex Smith, Mark Sanchez audition to be CBS game analysts, The Post has learned.https://t.co/bpYHfu5ih5
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) June 9, 2021
Smith retired from the NFL in April after 16 seasons. His courageous return from the devastating broken leg that ended his 2018 season and cost him all of 2019 earned Smith NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2020.
Before Smith announced he was stepping away, several teams reportedly had interest in signing the veteran signal caller.
Instead, Smith hung up his cleats and how appears to be pursuing a second career in the broadcast booth. It’s just a matter of which network adds him to its lineup.