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

Kansas City Chiefs GM optimistic about Alex Smith contract extension

Despite rumors suggesting the Kansas City Chiefs were looking to select a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft, the team decided to address other needs and left a handful of potential arms on the board.

Before the draft, noise around the league hinted that the Chiefs and current signal caller Alex Smith were struggling to find middle ground on a contract extension, thus the rumored desire to draft a quarterback.

Of course, that could have been nothing more than lip service on the part of the Chiefs who were attempting to gain leverage in contractual talks.

Whatever the case, it appears the once stale communication between the two sides has improved as Chiefs general manager John Dorsey expressed confidence that a deal will be completed.

“We’ve had continual conversations with his representatives,” said Dorsey. “We’re at that point now where we’re going back and forth,” Dorsey said. “Eventually, as (with) all negotiations, there will be a medium point where both sides agree.”

Smith will be entering the final year of his contract so it’s presumed both sides would like to hammer something out before the start of the season, especially after the Chiefs parted with two-second round picks to acquire the quarterback last season.

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  • Andy

    This is a done deal, but I think later rather than sooner.
    It well get done because
    1. Smith likes it here
    2 Smith likes Reid’s offense
    3. Smith doesn’t want to learn yet another offense
    4. We would look foolish, renting a QB for a second round pick per year.

    • Suzi Conger

      Add to that:
      Smith is the second (pay-a-ton is first, barely) Winningest QB in nfl since commencement of ’11
      Smith achieved a perfect QBR in ’13 of 158.6
      Smith has the highest (greater than pay-ton) nfl post-season QBR
      Smith is #1 rated (PFF) QB to convert pressures/sacks/hits into constructive plays; our OLine last season was rated by PFF Grade D; poor protection/time to execute, and our receivers were rated Grade D for excessive catchable passes dropped…Smith causes our receivers and OL to appear better than they are

      • Andy

        You are right. Every Smith related article gets comments about Smith can’t do this or that. First, he can win and second Smith didn’t give up 40 sum points in our playoff loss.