Jun 17, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws passing drills during the Kansas City Chiefs minicamp at University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs QB Alex Smith still hopeful to get extension done soon

Quarterback Alex Smith still doesn’t know for sure what his future holds with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he knows that he would like to get a contract extension done soon and remain with the team. At least that’s what he expressed recently to the Kansas City Star.

“I’d love to have it done,” Smith said in a phone interview on Thursday. “I love Kansas City, I love the coaching staff, the players. … But when you’re talking about this many years and that type of deal, you want it done right. You want both sides happy, and you want it to be something that is going to last and you can play out. A lot of things go into it.

While wanting to get this deal done as soon as possible, he also does realize that there is still a lot of time left.

“With that, there’s still plenty of time. I still have a whole year left. And who knows what will happen?”

Many people thought after his exit from the San Francisco 49ers that Smith’s career was done, but he proved all of those people wrong last season in his first year with the Chiefs, leading them to a 9-0 record to start that season and an appearance in the AFC Playoffs.

The problem seems to be that he’s looking for more money than the Chiefs are willing to shell out for someone not only his age, but with the concussion issues he’s had in the past.



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