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Alex Smith joining ESPN as NFL analyst

ESPN is adding another quarterback, The Post has learned.

The recently retired Alex Smith has signed on to be an analyst across ESPN NFL shows. For his rookie TV season, Smith will just be dipping his toes in the analyst game as opposed to taking on a full-time role. 

He will appear on shows like “Monday Night NFL Countdown”, among others. However, if both sides like how it goes, it could lead to a larger commitment.

Smith had tryouts to become a Sunday game analyst for both Fox and CBS. Fox decided to sign Mark Sanchez, while CBS will not replace Rich Gannon. 

Smith, 37, was the No. 1 overall draft pick by the 49ers in 2005. He went on to play 16 seasons in the NFL and, in recent years, became an inspirational story as he came back after a career-altering leg injury. E:60, an ESPN investigative and feature program, had critically acclaimed shows dedicated to Smith’s comeback.

Now, he will join the network as an analyst.

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