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Alex Smith | Quarterback | #11

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
College: Utah
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (1) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Smith completed 19-of-34 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 6 loss to the Steelers.
He also rushed four times for 13 yards. The stat line is not pretty, especially considering how well Smith had been playing, but it was even worse most of the game. The Chiefs managed just six total yards in the first half, and they were stuck on three points heading into the fourth quarter. Smith did his best to bring them back -- he somehow managed to escape three Steelers for a long gain to Kareem Hunt and then escaped pressure again on his 57-yard touchdown to De'Anthony Thomas -- but he also missed some open receivers on what could have been the game-winning drive. This was not a great showing by Smith, but the Chiefs always seem to struggle against the Steelers. He will be in a bounce-back spot against the Raiders on Thursday night. Oct 15 - 7:56 PM

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Alex Smith completed 29-of-37 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns in Kansas City's Week 5 win over Houston.

Smith played a near perfect first half, with both his touchdowns coming on check offs to Charcandrick West. He later hit De'Anthony Thomas for another red-zone TD. Smith has shed his game manager ways, throwing for 1,391 yards and a 11:0 TD/INT ratio through five games. The undefeated Chiefs have a matchup with the Steelers in Week 6.
Oct 9 - 12:24 AM

Alex Smith (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 5 against the Texans.

Smith came out of Monday night's game with a minor ankle injury but the fact that he's practicing fully just two days later confirms that it's a non-issue. The former first overall pick leads the NFL in both quarterback rating (124.2) and completion percentage (76.0).
Oct 4 - 6:25 PM

Alex Smith completed 27-of-37 passes for 293 yards with one touchdown while rushing for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 29-20, Week 4 win over the Redskins.

Smith was under pressure all night and started off slow in the 1st quarter. Once he found some rhythm, Smith carved up the oft-injured Redskins on the ground and through the air. Smith has been a good fantasy option through four weeks, and with the Chiefs revitalized skill players he has a chance to greatly outperform preseason expectations.
Oct 3 - 12:02 AM

Alex Smith completed 16-of-21 passes for 155 yards with two touchdowns and rushed twice for nine yards Sunday in the Chiefs’ Week 3 win over the Chargers.

Smith pulled all the right strings on Sunday. He didn’t throw an incompletion until the third quarter and seemed to be in perfect stride with talented second-year receiver Tyreek Hill (five catches for 77 yards and a touchdown). Smith did face pressure from a swarming Chargers pass rush, taking five sacks for a loss of 33 yards including three by Melvin Ingram. He probably could have done more damage through the air but didn’t really need to with Kareem Hunt pacing the offense with another monster game on the ground (172 rushing yards). The Chiefs will try to improve to 4-0 next week against the Redskins.
Sep 24 - 9:02 PM

Alex Smith completed 21-of-28 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's Week 2 win over the Eagles.

It was a step back from Smith's Week 1 blowup, but he managed the Chiefs to their second win. Smith continued to be highly efficient, throwing just seven incompletions. He added 21 yards on four carries and kept drives alive on extend plays outside the pocket. Smith is a high-floor streamer for next week's game against the Chargers.
Sep 17 - 4:29 PM

Alex Smith shredded the Patriots in the Chiefs' 42-27, Week 1 win, completing 28-of-35 passes for 368 yards and four touchdowns.

The Chiefs dismantled the Patriots' defense, rolling up 537 yards of offense. Smith — while still doing some of his patented hold and shuffle in the pocket — decided to force the issue, being unafraid to challenge downfield. He found Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt for 75- and 78-yard touchdowns, respectively. All summer, the word out of Chiefs practice was that Smith was being more assertive. At least for one night, it was true. Smith will be a high-upside QB2 against the Eagles' exploitable secondary in Week 2.
Sep 8 - 12:18 AM

Alex Smith completed 7-of-17 passes for 44 yards and rushed twice for four yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

Albeit against the Seahawks' defense in Seattle, this was an abominable effort by Kansas City's offense. The lowlight was three dropped passes by Tyreek Hill, although Smith did him no favors with poor ball location. The Chiefs' offense has been one of the NFL's lowest scoring since Smith took over under center, and Smith has shown no tangible upside for the duration of his low-ceiling career. He's just a two-quarterback-league fantasy option, one whose job security could come into question later in the season.
Aug 25 - 10:05 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Alex Smith is the unquestioned starter.

"It's Alex's job," Reid said. "There's no gray area with that." Smith has been quietly excellent this preseason, completing 12-of-15 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. Unless he falls completely on his face, Smith will be the starter all season and remains an undervalued asset in deeper fantasy leagues.
Aug 21 - 11:45 AM

Alex Smith completed 8-of-9 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' second preseason game.

Smith was excellent, moving the chains when he wasn't handing it off to Kareem Hunt. He made a number of throws into tight space --the the kind of throws Smith wouldn't usually attempt. Perhaps the camp hype that Smith is prepared to be more aggressive this season is actually true.
Aug 19 - 10:12 PM

The Kansas City Star reports "some in (the Chiefs') organization" believe Alex Smith has been more aggressive this season.

Per reporter Terez Paylor, Smith has "never been more decisive or aggressive in camp." This is something we've heard before, but it's been a common refrain all Chiefs camp. Smith sees the writing on the wall. He must adapt or die. Even now, the change is almost certainly coming too late.
Aug 17 - 4:11 PM

Alex Smith completed 4-of-6 passes for 48 yards and rushed once for 10 yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.

Smith only played one series, but that was all he needed. He came out of the gate hot, hitting Tyreek Hill deep down the right sideline for a 32-yard gain, and also converted a first-down on a 10-yard scamper. He almost threw an interception in the red zone, but it was still an impressive opener. Undrafted in standard leagues, Smith looks like a value in an offense which wants to push the ball downfield more this season.
Aug 11 - 9:29 PM

The Kansas City Star reports Alex Smith has been "pushing the ball downfield consistently" in Chiefs camp.

Per reporter Terez Paylor, Smith "might be testing the deep ball more than he ever has in camp." It's safe to assume Smith is feeling the heat from Kansas City drafting a quarterback, and is ready to take extraordinary measures to hold onto his starting job.
Aug 10 - 5:09 PM

Alex Smith said he understands why the Chiefs drafted a quarterback.

"This is maybe the most important position in all of sports, and it would be crazy not to be stockpiling talent," Smith said. "But at the same time, that doesn’t change my focus, right? I feel like I’ve got a lot of years left in me and still feel like I’m getting better." Smith has already been through a similar situation in San Francisco, but he said he is in a "different place" and a "much different player" than he was with the 49ers. Smith is going to be the starter this season, but it could end up being his last in Kansas City.
May 18 - 8:41 AM

Coach Andy Reid again backed Alex Smith as the Chiefs' starting quarterback following the selection of Patrick Mahomes.

The Chiefs have spent much of the offseason propping up Smith, but on Thursday they traded three premium picks to come up 17 spots and take Mahomes. Reid acknowledged that Mahomes isn't ready, and Smith will be the starter for the immediate future. "I don’t worry about Alex on this," Reid said. "Alex knows we trust him. Alex is the starting quarterback. Nothing is going to change there. The kid (Mahomes) is going to take some time. He understands that. But there’s gonna be a day Alex isn’t playing anymore and we’ll need someone to step in and play." Smith's guaranteed money is up after 2017, so Mahomes very likely will be the 2018 starter.
Apr 28 - 10:49 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Patrick Mahomes
3Tyler Bray
RB1Kareem Hunt
2Charcandrick West
3Akeem Hunt
4C.J. Spiller
GLB1Kareem Hunt
2Charcandrick West
3RB1Kareem Hunt
2Charcandrick West
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Demarcus Robinson
3De'Anthony Thomas
WR21Albert Wilson
2Jehu Chesson
3Marcus Kemp
WR31Demarcus Robinson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Ross Travis
LT1Eric Fisher
2Cameron Erving
LG1Bryan Witzmann
2Parker Ehinger
C1Mitch Morse
2Zach Fulton
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Zach Fulton
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
K1Harrison Butker