He was ousted in San Francisco by Colin Kaepernick, but the career of Alex Smith has finally seemed to find a home in Kansas City with the Chiefs. While Smith has been up and down in his career, he’s hitting a stride now that he’s in Andy Reid’s offense and the plan seems to be keeping him in such a position for a long time.
While no timetable has been giving for an extension, Herbie Teope reports that talks are ongoing between the Chiefs and Smith and that’s good news for fans.
#Chiefs GM John Dorsey said on conference call the contract extension talks with QB Alex Smith are ongoing. Offered no timetable.
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) March 18, 2014
Smith helped turn the Chiefs around in 2013 from the worst team in the league to a team that many though could compete with the Denver Broncos for AFC West supremacy. They actually led the division for a large portion of the season thanks to their 9-0 start, and they seem poised for another great season.
Keeping Smith around long-term seems to be the best way to ensure this is the case every year.