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Alex Smith is set to join ESPN as an NFL analyst, according to reports.

Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Alex Smith will join ESPN as an NFL commentator for the 2021 season.
Smith, 37, left the NFL in April after 14 years in the league.
In 2021, he’ll appear on ESPN’s Monday Night NFL Countdown, though he’s not currently scheduled to work any live games.
According to Marchand, Smith auditioned for game analyst positions with Fox and CBS before joining ESPN.
Prior to a five-year run with the Chiefs, he spent his first seven seasons with the 49ers as the No. 1 pick in the 2005 NFL draft.
Smith joined the Redskins ahead to the 2018 season and appeared in 10 games before sustaining a horrific leg injury.
Smith subsequently missed the entire 2019 season before returning in 2020 for his last eight games.
Smith finished his career with 99 victories, 199 touchdowns, and 35,650 throwing yards.
He appeared in seven postseason games with San Francisco, Kansas City, and Washington, but never made it to the Super Bowl.
The NFL season in 2021 is set to begin in September.
The Buccaneers take on the Cowboys at 9 p.m.
On the first Monday Night Football telecast of 2021, the Raiders will face the Ravens.
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