Ron Rivera has been "pleasantly surprised" by the progress made by Alex Smith and says he can envision competing for Washington's starting quarterback job.

Smith is trying to recover from a broken fibula and tibia suffered in November 2018 that required 17 surgeries and nearly led to his right leg being amputated.

"He's looked good, he really has," Rivera said of Smith. "It's been exciting to watch his progression. He's looked very fluid. It's a tribute to who he is, a tribute to his trainers and his doctors to get to where he is today."

Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen and Steven Montez are also in Washington's camp at quarterback.