Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will make history on Sunday without playing. In fact, the only way he won’t make history is: (1) if he plays; and (2) if he throws five interceptions. As noted by NFL Football Operations, Smith is one game away from a fifth straight season of at least 3,000 yards passing and fewer than 10 interceptions. That will be an all-time record. He currently has more than 4,000 passing yards and five interceptions for the year, his fifth in Kansas City. Given the draft picks (two first-rounders and a third-rounder) invested in getting rookie Patrick Mahomes (who is slated to play on Sunday), the Chiefs surely plan to make the move to Mahomes, sooner than later. If they decide to do it for 2018, they’ll likely be able to get significant trade value for Smith, given his exploits in Kansas City.
Alex Smith will make history on Sunday
Pro Football Talk | Dec 30