it anyway. That's what Chiefs coach Andy Reid told Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd Tuesday when asked whether it's up to a veteran QB to teach his potential successor, calling Smith "the greatest thing that ever happened to Pat Mahomes."

Smith, now retired, was the Chiefs' starting QB in 2017, fresh off his third playoff appearance in four years, when Kansas City traded up to draft Mahomes in the first round. Reid insisted to the veteran that he didn't need to worry about helping Mahomes transition to the NFL, the coach said, but that Smith embraced the mentorship opportunity.