Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) scrambles out of the pocket during the third quarter of the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Looking to Extend Alex Smith’s Contract


The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to extend the contract for QB Alex Smith, per Jason Cole. Smith was a stable force for the Chiefs at the quarterback position this season and helped the team go from the worst team in the league to the NFL playoffs.

Smith’s performance in the playoffs was excellent as well. He led the Chiefs offense to 44 points in their loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He didn’t even have his best weapon, Jamaal Charles, during most of the game.

Smith will be entering the final year of his contract and is set to make $7.5 million. In his last 3 seasons, Smith has a 30-9-1 record. He just finds a way to win games.

The Chiefs offense was a lot more potent toward the end of the year as Smith became more comfortable in the offense. They will be looking to carry that momentum over with them to next season on offense.

With Smith  locked in for a few seasons, the team can look to load up on other parts of the roster this offseason so that the team can take the next step. Smith is a stable starter and will find ways to win the game.

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  • tm1946

    The only question is price.
    Pay him top QB money, big commitment. Less for other positions. Doubt there is a hometown discount in the works.

    • Deadmeat

      I just don’t see him being the greedy type, but I could be wrong.

      • tm1946

        Not a case of greed, it is what the market is paying. He has an agent whose job it is, is to look out for his best interest. If Dalton gets ____level pay, position Smith above or below and get paid based on that level. Seahawks are lucky, their QB is getting petty cash and headed for a possible super bowl appearance, plenty of money for other supporting cast. The Chiefs are not in that position.

  • Jim Harper

    Good to know they are wanting to do it now, because that is the right thing to do. Most of Alex’s career he has been screwed around in one fashion or another. IMO it is important that he knows that the Chiefs are committed to him. He is of such high character that he will always give you his best. Personally I would like to see him get a 5 or 6 year extension. Even at the outside that would bring him to age 36 which in this day and age is normal and guys are still performing at a high level. Manning is 37.