Jul 28, 2013; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) drops back to pass during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Coach Claims Alex Smith is Best QB in NFL


The Kansas City Chiefs made a big splash this offseason when the team made a move to acquire former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.

Smith is now paired with new head coach Andy Reid in what could be a potent offensive attack. Give credit where it is due for the organization going out and getting guy it truly wanted.

Apparently the coaching staff really, really wanted Smith. Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson has went as far as saying Smith is the best quarterback in the NFL according to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star:

“Ultimately, every team has to have a quarterback,” Pederson said. “I think we have the best in the league.”

“There are a lot of great ones,” Pederson said, “but over time, Alex has proven he can get it done. He’s a sharp guy, he brings a wealth of knowledge, he’s experienced, he’s a proven winner the last couple of years, and he needs a team to embrace him.”

The Spin: Oh boy. We’re not fighting the notion Smith is a smart quarterback. We won’t deny Smith has proven time and again to be a solid game manager at best.
But we’ll stop there.
Smith is not the best quarterback in the NFL by a very, very long shot. Chalk this comment up to his coaches saying what they are supposed to say (what else did you expect?), but Smith does not even crack the top 10 as far as quarterbacks go. Even from a statistical standpoint we’re talking about a guy that has never thrown for 20 touchdowns on a season and over 3,000 yards just once.
Smith’s a good quarterback but that’s as far as it goes.

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  • Jason Collins

    Watch out Mannings!!! Here comes Alex Smith and his 140 yard a game average and 58% completion ratio! HOF!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      BOOM! Greatest of all time! hahahah

      • arnie

        Does Smith really need that type of pressure or attention?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          yes he does!

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          No, he just needs a top notch o-Line, a top notch running game, a top notch coach, and a top notch defense.. So he can put up mediocre numbers, and lose his job to a rookie QB.. LOL.

    • tnafam

      I think thats ponder.

    • james

      He’s better than what was here the last few year’s, give the man a chance.

      • Jason Collins

        No QB could have performed well with the coaching staff the chiefs had over the last few years. Smith will perform better than cassel under Reid, not because Smith has more skill, but because Reid can polish turds. Kevin Kolb is proof

  • arnie

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