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Former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been activated from PUP

Smith is now a full member of Washington’s roster.

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Washington Football Team officially activated former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Sunday morning, culminating a 21-month comeback story.

Smith’s wife, Liz, posted a video of the family showering Alex with champagne on Saturday night.

Smith was cleared for football activity in late July, and Washington head coach Ron Rivera said he might compete for this year’s starting job just last week.

Smith fractured his tibia and fibula in his leg during a game between the Washington Football Team and the Houston Texans back in November of 2018. Now, the former Chiefs starter is back in the fold.

The NFL’s comeback player of the year is typically announced and awarded in February. But at this point, why wait the six months?