Stephen A. Smith is having fact-checking issues again.
The ESPN pundit inserted his foot in his mouth while addressing the Washington quarterback situation on “First Take” on Tuesday.
“If you look at the Redskins last year, they had five different quarterbacks: Alex Smith, Josh Johnson, Colt McCoy, they even got Mr. Buttfumble himself, Mark Sanchez, OK? And some guy named Tress Way actually started one game,” Smith said.
Way, of course, has been the Redskins’ punter the past five seasons. He did complete one pass for 7 yards and a first down to Jehu Chesson on a fake punt in Washington’s season finale on Dec. 30.
Smith later clarified his error.
“Tress Way… he’s not a quarterback, he’s a damn punter,” he said. “He just threw a pass. I have a list of Redskins, the Redskins quarterbacks from last season, it was four, not five. I didn’t mean to do that. … I know he’s a punter.”
Smith, who’s seen on seemingly every ESPN show, has had some public missteps as he attempts to be an expert in every field. In December, Smith slipped up on each step of a Chargers-Chiefs preview, including talking up running back Spencer Ware, who would not be playing.