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Alex Smith | Quarterback | #11

Team: Washington Redskins
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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According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns also attempted to trade for Alex Smith before he was dealt to the Redskins.
The offers were likely similar from both the Redskins and Browns, and ultimately it was likely Smith's decision. Smith admitted earlier on Tuesday in an interview with The Dan Patrick Show that he'd like to join a contender while scoffing at the notion of joining the Browns. Upon agreement of the trade, the Redskins also gave Smith a four-year extension, something Smith likely won't have signed in Cleveland coming off a 1-31 record the last two years. New Browns GM John Dorsey will have to turn his attention elsewhere. He may dip into the Kirk Cousins market, but it's also hard to see Cousins going there after talking about his desire to win. Jan 30 - 10:19 PM

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Redskins signed QB Alex Smith to a four-year, $94 million extension through 2022.

He gets $71 million guaranteed. As part of the agreement on the trade to get Smith to D.C., the Skins are giving Smith some long-term security, as he had just one year left on his contract through 2018. He's now under contract through his age-38 season. It very well may be his last contract. The Redskins didn't seem to have a prayer to re-sign free agent Kirk Cousins after burning so many bridges with their "franchise" quarterback. Acquiring Smith and paying him less was the next best thing in the Redskins' eyes.
Jan 30 - 10:03 PM

Redskins acquired QB Alex Smith from the Chiefs in exchange for undisclosed compensation.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs are getting back "picks and a player." No trades can become official until the first day of the new league year on March 14, but the trade is agreed upon, saving the Chiefs $17 million under the salary cap. The blockbuster trade will ensure Kirk Cousins hits free agency, where he'll likely become the NFL's highest-paid player. It also locks in Patrick Mahomes as the Chiefs' 2018 starting quarterback. In 2017, Smith set career highs in touchdown-to-interception ratio (26:5) and yards per attempt (8.0). He turns 34 in May, so a quarterback will stay in play for the Redskins at the No. 13 overall pick.
Jan 30 - 9:37 PM

Speaking in a Tuesday interview, Alex Smith said retirement is "not close."

"I know it’s not close," was Smith's exact quote. "I love what I do too much, I love the challenge of it, I still feel great, my body feels great." The No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 draft turns 34 in May. He will likely be somewhere other than Kansas City, where he has spent the past five seasons. The 0-16 Browns could come calling.
Jan 30 - 6:35 PM

Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show, Alex Smith said he would like to stay in Kansas City.

The Chiefs are fully expected to move on from Smith after drafting Patrick Mahomes last year, but the veteran would like to stick around if possible. "I love where I'm at," Smith said. "But who knows. I've been playing long enough. I've been through this before." Asked about moving to the Browns, Smith said he has not "even thought about it," but they have "nowhere to go but up." The quarterback also added he would prefer going to a playoff team if possible.
Jan 30 - 11:38 AM

ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon expects the Browns to have interest in acquiring Alex Smith this offseason.

It makes all the sense in the world from a dot-connecting standpoint. The Chiefs are fully expected to move on from Smith, even with him coming off his best pro season. Patrick Mahomes offers more upside, and the Chiefs believe Smith has taken them as far as he can already. In Cleveland is GM John Dorsey, who was the Chiefs' GM when they acquired Smith from the 49ers. Cleveland has a ton of cap space and can splurge at quarterback, where Smith carries a $20.9 million cap hit for 2018. The Browns need to add a veteran and high-end rookie at the position.
Jan 12 - 9:49 AM

Alex Smith completed 24-of-33 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' 22-21, Wild Card loss to the Titans on Saturday.

Smith was as perfect as one can get in the first half, going 19-of-23 for 231 yards and two scores. Two of the incompletions were Tyreek Hill drops. But the game changed after Travis Kelce suffered a late-half concussion. Still, the Chiefs led 21-3 at the half, but the offense wasn't able to do a single thing in the second half, as Smith threw for just 33 yards in the final 30 minutes. It may have been the final game of Smith's Chiefs career. Unfortunately for him, this will stick with people, even after Smith had the best season of his career. He set new career bests with 4,042 yards and 26 touchdown passes. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Chiefs are open to trading Smith this offseason, and that seems inevitable after the upset Wild Card loss. It'll be Patrick Mahomes' offense in 2018 when/if Smith is sent away, likely via trade.
Jan 6 - 7:53 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs are open to trading Alex Smith in the offseason.

The dots have connected to this ever since the Chiefs traded up for Patrick Mahomes in the first round of last April's draft. Smith has just one year left on his deal through 2018 with a $20.6 million cap hit, and the cap-strapped Chiefs can clear $17 million of that by shedding Smith. However, Smith is coming off arguably his best season as a pro and is still theoretically in the prime of his career at 33 years old. He could be the best quarterback on the market if Kirk Cousins sticks in D.C. RapSheet mentions the Browns, Cardinals, Broncos, Jets, Jaguars, and Bills as potential suitors for Smith, who could fetch the Chiefs multiple draft picks.
Jan 6 - 12:22 PM

Alex Smith completed 25-of-39 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown and rushed four times for 13 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 win over the Dolphins.

Smith played a terrific game, hitting Travis Kelce for a first-half touchdown following a 52-yard bomb to Tyreek Hill on third-and-15. Smith would have had a second first-half score, but Albert Wilson dropped it on a beautiful pass that would have hit pay dirt from 55 yards out. The Chiefs did stall out relentlessly in the red zone, settling for five field goals. Nevertheless, Smith deserves the utmost credit for this victory. Now 9-6, Kansas City will close out its season at Denver in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 23-of-30 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns and rushed three times for 13 yards in the Chiefs' Week 15 win over the Chargers.

Smith’s 64-yard touchdown bomb to Tyreek Hill in the first half gave him a career high for TD passes (24) with two games left in the season. Smith threw his 25th score in the third quarter to Kareem Hunt from three yards out. Against one of the NFL’s top pass defenses, Smith engineered this win by avoiding mistakes and playing high-efficiency football. He will remain in the QB1 crosshairs in fantasy title week when the Chiefs host a beatable Dolphins pass defense. Now nursing a two-game win streak, Kansas City is 8-6 with Miami and Denver left on the slate.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:44:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 20-of-34 passes for 268 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Chiefs' Week 14 win over the Raiders.

He tacked on five carries for 24 yards, but it was a frustrating day for both Smith and Travis Kelce. The Chiefs moved the ball with ease all game, but Smith couldn't convert on numerous attempts to Kelce deep in scoring position. This easily could have been a three- or even four-touchdown game. Instead, Smith was a fantasy bust. He will get a much tougher matchup when the Chiefs host a stingy Chargers pass defense in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 19-of-33 passes for 366 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions while rushing once for 70 yards Sunday in the Chiefs’ Week 13 loss to the Jets.

He was sacked twice for a loss of four yards. There were rumblings that Patrick Mahomes could take Smith’s job with another bad outing, but Smith did plenty to quiet his critics with a monster game Sunday, even if it came in another loss. He got off to a breathtaking start, completing all five of his passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns (both to Travis Kelce) on Kansas City’s first two possessions. Smith had his deep ball working on Sunday, particularly in the second half when he connected on a pair of long touchdowns to Tyreek Hill. He also showed off his legs with a career-long 70-yard scramble in the second quarter. The four touchdowns were as many as Smith had thrown in his previous four games combined while the 366 yards were his most since Week 1. He gets another blowup spot next week against the Raiders.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 06:05:00 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the offense's struggles are not "an Alex Smith thing."

"It’s all of us," Reid said. "I know our players understand that and coaches. So we’re all going to do better and raise our game up." The recent downturn has amplified calls for Smith to be benched in favor of first-round rookie Patrick Mahomes. Reid has consistently shot those down, however, and this comment is yet another vote of confidence for Smith. Still, if the offense continues to struggle, the coach may be forced to make a change.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 09:28:00 AM

Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid gave Alex Smith another vote of confidence.

"Alex is my guy," was Reid's exact quote. It confirms what Reid said after Sunday's (latest) dispiriting loss. Smith's game has gone completely off the rails after the league adjusted to the #NewAlex it saw in Weeks 1-7. Smith is again cowering behind the line of scrimmage, refusing to throw deep while too often bailing on the pocket for minimal-gain scrambles. The Chiefs have problems all over the offense — and defense — but it would not be crazy for the team to make the switch to first-round rookie Patrick Mahomes. If Smith once again struggles against the Jets, perhaps Reid will make the change for Week 14.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 01:26:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 23-of-36 passes for 199 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Week 12 against Buffalo.

It's another bad game from Smith, who completed just four of his first 11 passes. He rebounded with a touchdown on the opening drive of the second half, but couldn't do anything after that. Smith was driving Kansas City to a fourth quarter comeback before throwing an interception that was nearly returned on his final pass. The Chiefs have no plans to bench Smith, but he'll be on the spot in a Week 13 matchup with the Jets.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:09:00 PM

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QB1Alex Smith
2Colt McCoy
3Stephen Morris
RB1Samaje Perine
2Chris Thompson
3Rob Kelley
4Byron Marshall
5Kapri Bibbs
GLB1Samaje Perine
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Samaje Perine
WR11Jamison Crowder
2Paul Richardson
3Maurice Harris
WR21Josh Doctson
2Brian Quick
3Robert Davis
WR31Paul Richardson
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Jeremy Sprinkle
4Manasseh Garner
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
3T.J. Clemmings
LG1Arie Kouandjio
2Orlando Franklin
C1Chase Roullier
2Demetrius Rhaney
3Alex Balducci
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Tyler Catalina
3Kyle Kalis
RT1Morgan Moses
2Cameron Jefferson
3John Kling
K1Dustin Hopkins