Alex Smith averaged more than eight yards per attempt and completed more than 72 percent of his passes when the Chiefs lined up in three-tight-end formations last season.
Alex Smith completed 29-of-50 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 27-20, Divisional Round loss to the Patriots, adding nine rushes for an additional 44 yards.
Alex Smith completed 17-of-22 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' Wild Card win over the Texans.
Alex Smith completed 14-of-24 passes for 156 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions Week 17 against the Raiders.
ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher said the team may pull their starters if the result of their game or the Broncos' game becomes obvious.
Coach Andy Reid "left himself some wiggle room" Monday when asked if the Chiefs will rest starters in Week 17.
Alex Smith completed 15-of-22 passes for 125 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chiefs' 17-13, Week 16 win over the Browns.
Alex Smith completed 21-of-25 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 15 win over the Ravens.
Alex Smith completed 15-of-23 passes for 191 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' 10-3, Week 14 win over the Chargers.
Alex Smith completed 16-of-22 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' Week 13 win over the Raiders, adding 23 rushing yards and a third touchdown on five carries.
Alex Smith completed 19-of-30 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' Week 12 win over the Bills.
Alex Smith completed 20-of-25 passes for 253 yards and rushed seven times for 33 yards in the Chiefs' Week 11 win over the Chargers.
Alex Smith completed 17-of-31 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's 29-13, Week 10 win over the Broncos.
Alex Smith completed 18-of-26 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns and rushed five times for 78 yards and another score Week 8 against the Lions.