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Stephen A. Smith thinks Tress Way, Redskins punter, started last year at quarterback

March 12, 2019

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith received backlash last season for mentioning Hunter Henry in a preview of a Chargers-Chiefs game despite the fact that the Chargers tight end had been out the whole year with a torn ACL.

His latest gaffeisn’t much better.

Smith mistakenly said Tress Way the Redskins’ punter was one of five quarterbacks to start a game for Washington last season.

“If you look at the Redskins last year, they had five different quarterbacks,” Smith said. “They had Alex Smith, Josh Johnson, Colt McCoy. They even got Mr. Butt Fumble himself Mark Sanchez, OK. And some guy named Tress Way actually started one game.”

Punter Tress Way started at QB last year for the @Redskins ???I mean, cmon @stephenasmith ? 😑Via @JovaisG #HTTR pic.twitter.com/D5LSu6hddn Will Blackmon (@WillBlackmon) March 12, 2019

That is incorrect. While Way did attempt a pass last season, he certainly did not start at quarterback.

This man ⁦@stephenasmith⁩ at it again saying Tress Way started a game at QB for the Skins 😂 Cmonnnn man. If youd dig a little deeper than the boxscore, youd see Tress Way is a damn Punter pic.twitter.com/6YM5GVxNRa Joe Wright (@JoeeWrightt) March 12, 2019