Chiefs Are Looking To Sign QB Alex Smith To Long-Term Extension

Discussion in 'Kansas City Chiefs' started by DaBears22, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Few issues are more important to the Kansas City Chiefs over the next few months than re-signing quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term contract extension. The recent comments of chairman Clark Hunt to Kansas City radio station 810 WHB are another indication the Chiefs intend to do so.

    “When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking," Hunt said. "I don’t think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We’re glad to have him as a part of the Kansas City Chiefs and we hope it’s longer than a two-year stay."

    Smith had two seasons remaining on his contract with the San Francisco 49ers when the Chiefs acquired him in March 2013. If the Chiefs don't extend his contract, he will become an unrestricted free agent next year.

    Smith had a solid first season for the Chiefs, throwing for 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushing for 431 yards. He has some room for improvement, such as his completion percentage. He completed 60.6 percent of his passes, which was 20th in the league.

    As Hunt pointed out, there's reason to believe better things are ahead for Smith and the Chiefs' offense. Smith and his teammates were in the first year of coach Andy Reid's system, and the Chiefs went 11-5 and earned a wild-card berth.

    Source: ESPN
  2. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    Alex Smith is simply the best.
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker