Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith still isn’t assured of what his future holds beyond the upcoming season. But Smith, who has one year left on his contract, wants to sign an extension and continue his career in Kansas City. “I’d love to have it done,” Smith said in a phone interview on Thursday. “I love Kansas City, I love the coaching staff, the players. … But when you’re talking about this many years and that type of deal, you want it done right. You want both sides happy, and you want it to be something that is going to last and you can play out. A lot of things go into it. “With that, there’s still plenty of time. I still have a whole year left. And who knows what will happen?” Smith said his representatives had discussions with Chiefs general manager John Dorsey until this month, when the league goes dormant before camp, which starts for Chiefs quarterbacks and rookies Monday in St. Joseph. “This time of year, the whole NFL is put on hold because this is the little time coaches and general managers have off, just like the rest of us,” said Smith, speaking from Lake Tahoe, Nev., where he is competing in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. “We’ve continued talks, had open conversation, but no news to report.” The Chiefs, with about $9.4 million of salary cap space available, are facing a quandary with Smith, 30, and outside linebacker Justin Houston, 25, entering the final years of their contracts before they can become unrestricted free agents.
Alex Smith hopes his long-term future is with the Chiefs
Kansas City Star | Jul 18