The Redskins are entering 2019 with the assumption they'll be without starting quarterback Alex Smith, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Washington will reportedly be "pleasantly surprised" if Smith returns before 2020.
The 13-year veteran attended a Washington Wizards game on Jan. 21, his first public appearance since undergoing surgery.
The former No. 1 overall pick went 6–4 as Washington's starter in 2018. He threw for 2,180 yards and 10 touchdowns.