ESPN's Adam Teicher believes it will be "difficult" for the Chiefs to maintain the same level of passing success they enjoyed down the stretch last season.
ESPN's Adam Teicher doesn't expect the Chiefs to offer Alex Smith more than $15 million annually.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid is confident the team will work out a long-term deal with Alex Smith.
Sources tell NFL Network's Ian Rapoport the Chiefs are willing to franchise tag Alex Smith in 2015 if no long-term contract is reached.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports contract-year QB Alex Smith is asking the Chiefs for "top-tier" quarterback money in an extension.
Updating an earlier item, the Kansas City Star reports extension talks between the Chiefs and Alex Smith have been "almost nonexistent."
ESPN's Ed Werder reported on NFL Insiders that there are "substantial differences" between what the Chiefs are willing to pay Alex Smith on a long-term contract, and what Smith expects.
Only 26 percent of Alex Smith's 2013 pass attempts traveled beyond the first-down marker, the lowest percentage in football last season.
In a radio interview, Chiefs GM John Dorsey expressed confidence the team and Alex Smith will get a deal done.
According to the NFL Network, the Chiefs will consider taking a quarterback in the first round of Thursday's draft.
Profootballtalk reports extension talks between the Chiefs and Alex Smith are moving "very, very slowly."
Speaking on a Tuesday conference call, GM John Dorsey said the Chiefs are having "ongoing" extension talks with Alex Smith.
Alex Smith said he didn't have the full playbook at his disposal until midway through the season.
Chairman Clark Hunt confirmed the Chiefs are interested in extending Alex Smith's contract.