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

NFL Rumors: Kansas City Chiefs having ongoing contract extension talks with Alex Smith


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.

 

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.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    They’ve been ongoing for a while now. I wonder how close the two sides are?

  • TwistedLefty

    no news is good news, we have quite a few irons in the fire with all the FA activity. i’m confident that AS will get what he needs to be happy and motivated in KC. really, i’m much more concerned about WR and OL as well as a few holes in our D.

  • PunjabiPete

    Keeping AS happy is, and needs to be, the focus of this team. Give the man what he wants and let’s move on to getting a solid OL and a WR who can run fast AND catch

    • Jim Harper

      Damn straight – well said!

  • Chiefs Martyball

    I like Smith but not at long term maybe 3 years but we have to let AR and team work their magic and get us our own Franchise QB maybe T Bray or maybe someone from this draft then let Smith walk or take a back seat

  • michael carey

    Although he might not qualify as “elite” by pundit standards, I think Alex showed that he is more than a mere game manager. Towards the end of the season and into the playoff game in Indy, Alex showed that he can make plays with a limited supporting cast. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there is a team in the NFL that would pass on Jamaal Charles if given the opportunity, however, he can’t be Alex’s only legitimate threat (here’s hoping KC goes WR in the 1st round). Also, Alex’s performance during the entire season alleviated any fear in me that he is Matt Cassel 2.0. I hope Alex gets his deal and remains a Chief until his career comes to an end.

    • Jordan

      I don’t care what anybody says Alex smiths playoff game made me believe in the guy I wouldn’t call him the face of the franchise years from now but for the next 3-4 yrs. He left everything on the field it was the “elite” defense we have that let him down. Alex smiths age is the only real reason I don’t want him to be our franchise QB.

  • chaser13

    Hopefully this gets done…we have alot of key players set to be free agents this time next yr…we need to extend eric berry n Justin Houston contract as well as jamaal charles…i hope they have something up there sleeve to avoid next yrs free agency going down the same as this years…we need to keep our talent in kc