Alex Smith | QB | Kansas City Chiefs
Posted: 12/26/2014 2:53pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith will not play in the team's Week 17 game after suffering a lacerated spleen in last Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Chase Daniel will start the Week 17 finale against the Chargers.
Huddle Up: Tough news, particularly leading up to a must-win game for the Chiefs and Smith, who is coming off his three highest passing-yardage games (293, 297 & 311) of the season over the last three outings.
Posted: 11/15/2014 10:29am et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith's average pass has only traveled 5.6 yards past the line of scrimmage this season, which is the shortest distance among quarterbacks in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Despite having a head coach with a pass happy reputation, the Chiefs have yet to ratchet up their passing attack with Smith. He's failed to reach 200 yards passing in 4 of the last 7 games, and failed to toss a touchdown in 2 of the last 3. No doubt having one of the least talented WR corps in the league isn't helping.
Posted: 10/31/2014 5:36pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Smith will be a full go Sunday and is a sneaky good QB start going against a Jets' defense that is surrendering the second most fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Posted: 10/30/2014 7:37pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: There was concern earlier in the week when it was surprisingly revealed that Smith had suffered a shoulder injury in last week's rout of the Rams, but his 2 straight days of full work so far leave little doubt that he'll be ready for the Week 9 tilt against the Jets.
Posted: 10/27/2014 11:03pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 8 game.
Huddle Up: K.C. coach Andy Reid said Monday that the QB has a sprained right throwing shoulder but is optimistic that he'll be able to practice Wednesday when the team resumes workouts. Definitely a situation to monitor.
Posted: 10/27/2014 3:51pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 9 even with a sprained throwing shoulder.
Huddle Up: Smith injured his shoulder last week and the Chiefs went to a conservative gameplan against the Rams. Expect more of the same on Sunday versus the Jets if Smith isn't 100 percent.
Posted: 10/9/2014 12:07am et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith lost a touchdown pass after an official stat change from Week 5. Originally, he was credited with a touchdown pass to RB De'Anthony Thomas, but that has been changed to a touchdown run, as the pass was deemed a lateral.
Huddle Up: This will effect fantasy owners who started Smith, most likely in two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 8/31/2014 8:40pm et
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $68 million with $45 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Given the recent contracts signed by other mid-range QBs, this deal was going to get done. Smith ranked 16th among all fantasy QBs last season and remains a solid QB2.
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.