The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to turn things around following their 2-14 season just a year ago and it will all begin with their new quarterback — Alex Smith. The team believed that Smith, who was having the best season of his career before suffering a concussion and being replaced by Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco, is the answer to their problems under center and that he can help turn things around.
In fact, the team believes in Smith so much that offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said he believes Smith is the best quarterback in the league.
“Ultimately, every team has to have a quarterback,” Pederson said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “I think we have the best in the league.
“There are a lot of great ones, but over time, Alex has proven he can get it done. He’s a sharp guy, he brings a wealth of knowledge, he’s experienced, he’s a proven winner the last couple of years, and he needs a team to embrace him.”
While the statement is a bit sensational, Smith is a very good quarterback and he proved that last year with his performance.
He seemed to really be turning things around and was taking the steps towards becoming the player that the 49ers believed he could be when they selected him No. 1 overall, but the concussion derailed his season and the team ultimately went younger.
If Smith can flourish under new head coach Andy Reid and continue on the path that he was a season ago, there is no reason that this Chiefs team cannot turn things around and potentially be in the playoff mix like many expected them to be just last year.