Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs interested in extending Alex Smith's contract

When the Kansas City Chiefs traded for quarterback Alex Smith, they got him under contract through the 2014 season. That means Smith is set to enter a contract year, but the Chiefs are hoping to lock him up for the future.

According to ESPN.com, Chairman Clark Hunt confirmed the Chiefs are interested in extending Smith’s contract.

“When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking,” Hunt said. “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.”

Smith was a big part of the Chiefs turnaround and he put together a nice string of games throughout the final stretch of the season.

If Kansas City can lock Smith up this offseason, they may be wise to do so now instead of waiting and running the risk of Smith putting together a Super Bowl season and demanding more money to stay in town.

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