Obama congratulates his 'friend' Alex Smith on completing improbable NFL comeback


After completing his improbable journey back to the NFL on Sunday, Alex Smith received congratulatory praise from one of the highest dignitaries in the land.

Former President Barack Obama blasted a congratulatory message for his "friend" out to his 123 million Twitter followers on Monday, commending Smith for persevering through a 693-day recovery process to return to the football field, after nearly losing his leg and life from a gruesome Nov. 2018 leg injury.

"And congratulations to my friend Alex Smith, for fighting back from a life-threatening injury to start at quarterback again for the Washington Football Team," Obama wrote. "It’s a testament to his strength, determination and the love and support of his family."