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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
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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. Dec 10 - 5:03 PM

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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.
Dec 3 - 6:05 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.
Nov 30 - 9:28 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.
Nov 27 - 1:26 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.
Nov 26 - 4:09 PM

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Chiefs won't consider benching Alex Smith for first-round rookie Patrick Mahomes this season.

Mahomes has impressed in practice while Smith has been intercepted three times over his last two games including twice in last week's loss to the Giants. Though the Chiefs feel a "strong sense" that Mahomes will develop into a franchise quarterback, the only way Smith could lose his job this year is if he gets hurt. Despite his recent slump, Smith still ranks second in the league in both quarterback rating (107.6) and completion percentage (69.4). He should bounce back Sunday against a Bills team that has allowed a combined 101 points over the last two games.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 26 - 9:45 AM

Alex Smith completed 27-of-40 passes for 230 yards, and two interceptions in the Chiefs' 12-9, Week 11 overtime loss to the Giants.

Smith added five carries for 27 yards. Coming out of the bye with a favorable matchup, expectations were set high for Alex Smith and the Chiefs offense. Smith struggled mightily, missing multiple easy passes and throwing two interceptions. Strong winds certainly impacted a few of his throws which made it difficult for Smith to get in any kind of rhythm. Smith has been becoming a bit more boom-or-bust of late, but will be a QB1 against the Bills in Week 12.
Nov 19 - 4:44 PM

Alex Smith completed 25-of-34 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Chiefs' 28-17, Week 9 loss to the Cowboys.

He added five carries for 19 yards. Smith's first pick of 2017 — seriously — was a forced throw on a fourth quarter fourth down as the Chiefs desperately tried to come back in Dallas. Smith now owns an 18:1 TD:INT ratio. His first touchdown was a Hail Mary checkdown — again, seriously — to Tyreek Hill at the end of the first half. With blockers set up in front, Smith found Hill in space. The blockers did their job, and Hill did his thing, scoring an all-world touchdown. Score No. 2 came on a short timing route to Travis Kelce. Smith has been looking a little more like his pre-2017 self the past two weeks, but has an excellent get-right matchup in the packed-in Giants for when the Chiefs come off bye in Week 11.
Nov 5 - 7:31 PM

Alex Smith completed just 14-of-31 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 8 win over the Broncos.

Smith predictably didn't find an easy time of things against the Broncos' elite corners, but he did rip up the middle of the field with Travis Kelce, hooking up with his tight end seven times for 133 yards and the lone score. Smith also rushed for 33 yards, but did lose a fumble on a sack. Smith will be on the back end of the QB1 streaming radar next week on the road against the Cowboys.
Oct 30 - 11:58 PM

Alex Smith completed 25-of-36 passes for 342 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Chiefs' 31-30, Week 7 loss to the Raiders.

The 342 yards were the fourth most of Smith's career, while he's now the owner of a 15:0 TD:INT ratio through the season's first seven games. Victimized by awful calls by the referees and big plays by the Raiders, the Chiefs did everything but win. "New Alex" continued to aggressively target his weapons downfield, resulting in a 64-yard Tyreek Hill touchdown and fluky 63-yard Albert Wilson score on a ball that should have been picked. Smith's hot play will be put to the test in Week 8, where the Chiefs host the Broncos' imposing defense for Monday Night Football.
Oct 20 - 12:05 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Patrick Mahomes
3Tyler Bray
RB1Kareem Hunt
2Charcandrick West
3Akeem Hunt
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
3Orson Charles
LT1Eric Fisher
2Cameron Erving
LG1Zach Fulton
2Bryan Witzmann
C1Mitch Morse
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Parker Ehinger
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
K1Harrison Butker