In time, quarterback Alex Smith should be inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.
Smith played in the league for three different franchises. While he started his career with the San Francisco 49ers and finished it as the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year with the Washington Football Team, Smith had his best success in Kansas City uniform. Though he only played for the franchise for five seasons, he without question belongs in the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
Here is the Chiefs organization thanking him for his contributions to the team upon his retirement.
Kansas City Chiefs: Alex Smith belongs in the Chiefs Hall of Fame
Sine 1970, one former Kansas City legend has been inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame, with the exception of 1983. While Smith is only a Hall of Very Good player on the national level, he was a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Chiefs during the peak of his career. He helped the team usher in an era it could be proud of after entering a situation that was undeniable chaos in 2013.
Smith eventually gave way to Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City, but it was his mentorship of the 2017 first-round pick that will really stand the test of time. While Smith would be traded to Washington the following season, it helped set up Mahomes for success. He won MVP in his first year as a starter, bringing home a Super Bowl to Kansas City for the first time in 50 years in 2019.
It may not seem like much, but inducting Smith into the Chiefs Hall of Fame is the right thing to do.