I asked the question to our Chief Concerns Facebook Page… Does Alex Smith get the extension?
The majority of Chiefs fans responded with YES… and absolutely! Smith’s done enough for the majority to lock him up for the next 4-5 seasons.
Alex Smith finished the second half of the season with 18 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions, great stats, but for a “few” Smith wasn’t clutch enough against the Indianapolis Colts. Me.. I thought Smith played like you want to see in the playoffs. His quick toss to FB Anthony Sherman for a score had me shouting “that’s OUR quarterback!”
Smith looked the part in postseason play, at least to me. Smith finished 30-46, 378 yards and 4 TD’s… a QB rating of 119.7. Smith also added 57 yards on 8 carries, averaged 7.1 per rush. Smith didn’t throw a pick, had a fumble, but Smith’s stats win 99 percent of the time.
Unfortunately for Chiefs fans Kansas City was that 1% team in the Wildcard round, but I won’t put the playoff loss on Smith.
Initially I thought Smith was worth the trade with the San Francisco 49ers. It was a second round pick in 2013 and if the Chiefs did better than 8-8 another second in 2014.
Having a quarterback fans can trust, who plays smart and wins is valuable. Remember, the Chiefs traded a 12th overall for Trent Green and a second for Dick Vermeil.
Winning costs, so does getting that dependable quarterback. Most fans feel the search for a QB is finally over, Smith’s the guy… time to move on to other needs, which the Chiefs definitely have.
Next season Kansas City faces quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning twice each.
Defense lost the game against the Colts, the Chiefs’ secondary is horrific. Andy Reid could have called it better in the end, but Reid and Smith did enough to win. Enough with 31 in the first half to seal the deal.
Losing stinks, but a positive from the season is Alex Smith. Quarterback was a major get for Kansas City, I think they got one in Smith.