Alex Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Even Alex Smith says he's 'shocked' by the Chiefs' decision to cut Jeremy Maclin

    CBS Sports "We weren't the only ones shocked by the Chiefs' decision to cut Jeremy Maclin on Friday night. So was the team's starting quarterback. On Saturday, Alex Smith reflected on the roster move. It shouldn't necessarily come as a surprise to learn that Smith isn't exactly happy with the team's..." June 04

  • Alex Smith Thinks Chiefs Aren’t Committed To Him Past 2017

    NFL Trade Rumors "Chiefs QB Alex Smith said that he does not think the team is committed to him after drafting Patrick Mahomes with the No. 10 overall pick. “I think [the Chiefs are] committed to me [only] through this year,” Smith said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN. “That’s just the nature of it. If you don’t go..." May 18

  • Chiefs GM: Team told Alex Smith of intent to draft QB

    NFL.com "So far, the Chiefs and Alex Smith remain simpatico following the club's decision to trade up and draft Smith's eventual successor. Smith maintained during the draft process that the Chiefs were transparent. On Monday, the team's general manager revealed just how open they were about their..." May 08

  • Andy Reid: We love Alex Smith, but he’s getting older

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs coach Andy Reid insists that the decision to trade up in the first round and draft quarterback Patrick Mahomes is not a reflection on the current status of the incumbent starter, Alex Smith. Reid said on PFT Live that Smith is still the starting quarterback and still getting ready to..." May 02

  • Andy Reid explains how he told Alex Smith the Chiefs were drafting a QB

    Fox Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs made one of the biggest moves in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, moving up from 27th to select former Texas Tech star Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall selection. On Monday's episode of "The Herd," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid explained the team's decision to..." May 01

  • With Alex Smith in fold, Chiefs still open to drafting QBs

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Alex Smith has seen the young quarterbacks walking through the doors of the Chiefs’ facility the last few weeks, each wanting nothing more than to one day take his job. He’s not worried about it in the least. The veteran quarterback is firmly entrenched as the starter in Kansas City,..." April 26

  • Alex Smith knows the Chiefs will add a QB soon

    The Sports Daily "Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith knows the team will look for a quarterback soon. Smith is a 32-year-old veteran who has been put through the ringer, including five offensive coordinators in as many years while being asked to manage games. So the man understands the realities of the..." April 21

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey confirms Alex Smith is his quarterback for 2017: 'Case closed'

    CBS Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the top teams being mentioned when it comes to possible landing spots for likely free agent Tony Romo. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora previously reported K.C. would be one of Romo’s preferred destinations, even though Alex Smith is on the roster...." March 03

  • Chiefs owner backs Alex Smith as team’s starting QB

    Kansas City Star "When the Chiefs lost their opening playoff game to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 15 at Arrowhead Stadium, plenty of people lined up to criticize the offense, which was the most explosive group of Andy Reid’s tenure but also the most inconsistent. And most of the blame, just like most of the..." February 28

  • Report: ‘Growing sense’ Chiefs could let Alex Smith go in favor of Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo

    Sportsnaut "Alex Smith has never quite lived up to the expectations associated with a No. 1 overall pick. He was kicked to the curb in San Francisco by Colin Kaepernick back in 2012, and he’s been a serviceable starter for the Kansas City Chiefs ever since being traded in 2013. However, it appears the Chiefs..." February 21

  • A 49ers trade for Garoppolo could look similar to the Alex Smith deal

    KNBR "One of the most experienced journalists to ever cover the NFL joined KNBR 1050’s The Audible Friday morning. ESPN’s John Clayton chimed in on all things San Francisco 49ers, including his thoughts on why the team will chase after Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. While many around..." February 10

  • Alex Smith will be the Chiefs’ QB in 2017, but he knows the pressure is on

    Kansas City Star "More than anybody, Alex Smith knew what was at stake this postseason, and how the Chiefs’ performance would shape the perception of his ceiling as a quarterback. So when Smith posted his fourth-lowest passer rating of the season in the Chiefs’ 18-16 divisional-round home loss to Pittsburgh —..." January 30

  • Could Alex Smith be a surprising option for the Jets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "File this one under: Make of it what you will. A day after the Chiefs' demoralizing, two-point, playoff-eliminating loss to the Steelers, media members pressed coach Andy Reid on the status of starting quarterback Alex Smith. Basically, will Smith be Kansas City's QB 1 in 2017? Reid was,..." January 17

  • Andy Reid: Loss wasn’t all about Alex Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The final four teams playing this season are quarterbacked by Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan, a group that was described as three Hall of Famers and the favorite for MVP this year in a question posed to Chiefs coach Andy Reid at a Monday press conference. Reid was..." January 16

  • Alex Smith trade drastically changed the fortunes of Chiefs, 49ers

    Sporting News "Alex Smith is rarely regarded by the football public and punditry as one of the game's great quarterbacks. He's not glamorous. He's not loud. He goes about his business in a seemingly humble manner. But the numbers say he's smart, talented and deadly-efficient. And at the helm of the Kansas..." January 11