Alex Smith | QB | Kansas City Chiefs
Posted: 6/8/2014 5:29pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith could be in a good position as he and the team discusses a new contract, according to former agent Joel Corry. "Smith kind of has a little bit of leverage too because KC gave up two second-round picks for him and you really don't want to see someone walk after giving up two second-round picks," Corry said.
Huddle Up: Smith was one of fantasy's leading No. 2 QBs last season with 307 points, but it might be tough for the QB to top those numbers this fall as K.C. has failed to upgrade his pass-catching weapons.
Posted: 5/24/2014 1:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said he is confident the team will be able to reach a contract agreement with QB Alex Smith. Smith is entering the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a solid acquisition for the Chiefs; adding a few years to his contract should keep KC a contender while allowing the franchise to focus on upgrading other positions before getting serious about a quarterback of the future.
Posted: 3/18/2014 7:25pm et
The Kansas City Chiefs' contract extension negotiations with QB Alex Smith are ongoing. He has one year and $7.5 million left on his current contract, and there remains no timetable for an extension to be reached, according to general manager John Dorsey.
Huddle Up: Look for Smith, who provided the Chiefs with the leadership and TD- to-interception ratio (23-7) they've been sorely lacking in recent seasons, to wind up with the extension he deserves no matter how much time it takes this offseason.
Posted: 2/10/2014 1:45pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith said he would like to stay with the team but will not worry about his contract because he still has one year left on his contract. "I think at this point when you get veteran enough it's always year to year. You just understand it's the nature of the game. You've got to play good, otherwise you move on, so I don't care how many years you've got on a contract, for me it's just to be expected." Smith said he is excited about what the offense will be able to do next season because of the success they had in the second half of the 2013 season. "I'm very excited, if you look at our last eight or nine games offensively, we really did some good things and took off a little bit there," Smith said. "And we got some momentum heading into the offseason. Obviously the playoff game was tough to take, but there are some positive things, too."
Huddle Up: Expect the Chiefs to overhaul their receiving corps this offseason, which would go a long way towards helping Smith put up better fantasy numbers. More screen passes to Jamaal Charles wouldn't hurt, either.
Posted: 2/4/2014 4:40pm et
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt hopes QB Alex Smith will be the long term answer at quarterback for the team. 'When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking,' Hunt said of re-signing Smith. 'I don't think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We're glad to have him as a part of the Kansas City Chiefs, and we hope it's longer than a two-year stay.'
Huddle Up: Smith had a strong debut season (career-high 3,313 passing yards and 23 TDs) in K.C., and with the Chiefs desperate to end its perennial search for a QB, look for Smith to land a long-term extension.
Posted: 10/28/2013 11:00am et
Since the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 8-0 on Sunday, Oct. 27, with a win over the Cleveland Browns, they triggered an escalator with the San Francisco 49ers in which the Chiefs now must give the 49ers a 2014 second-round pick as part of April's trade of QB Alex Smith. The 49ers can deal that pick for its second-round value before Tuesday's trade deadline, if so desired.
Huddle Up: Not likely the Chiefs will mind tossing a second-round pick at the Niners for a perfect season thus far. As for the 49ers, they're stockpiling draft picks once again.
Posted: 8/23/2013 9:35pm et
The Kansas City Chiefs have played it safe with QB Alex Smith through the first two preseason games, as he has reportedly looked downfield very little. He has yet to target WR Dwayne Bowe during the preseason.
Huddle Up: This could be a sign of things to come in the regular season. Smith doesn't have a big arm and he hasn't thrown the ball downfield much during his career. Andy Reid is likely to focus more on the short passing game, which could limit Bowe's overall fantasy value.