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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 8-of-9 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' second preseason game.
Patrick Mahomes got most of the Twitter attention, but Smith was excellent, moving the chains when he wasn't handing it off to Kareem Hunt. The highlight was a perfectly-lofted 36-yard completion to Travis Kelce in tight quarters. It was the kind of throw 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

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The Kansas City Star reports "some in (the Chiefs') organization" believe Patrick Mahomes' presence has "helped push Alex Smith to be more aggressive."

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. Smith will have to have a career year to ensure Mahomes doesn't see the field as a rookie.
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 first-rounder Patrick Mahomes, and is ready to take extraordinary measures to hold onto his starting job. Ultimately, Smith is probably too old of a dog to learn new tricks.
Aug 10 - 5:09 PM

Alex Smith said he understands why the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes.

"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 with Colin Kaepernick, 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

Alex Smith expects the Chiefs to add a quarterback.

Smith noted the Chiefs traditionally carry four quarterbacks in the offseason, but they only have three on the roster right now. "We’re a guy short," Smith said in a straightforward manner. "Someone’s coming in." It is likely the Chiefs complete the foursome in the draft, but even if they spend a high pick on a signal caller, Smith said it is "pointless" for him to worry about it. All indications are Smith will remain the starter this season regardless of what happens in the draft.
Apr 17 - 10:00 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey was "unequivocal" in a Thursday interview that Alex Smith will be the team's 2017 quarterback.

Thou doth protest too much? It's possible, but even by NFL standards, going away from Smith after five endorsements in three months would be almost unprecedented. It appears Dorsey, coach Andy Reid and CEO Clark Hunt have indeed talked themselves into Year 5 of the Smith experience. Tony Romo is a pipe dream.
Mar 2 - 1:49 PM

Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said Alex Smith will "be our starter going into 2017."

Hunt has now joined coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey in standing behind Smith as the starter going forward. The Chiefs' seemingly clear intention to stick with Smith has done nothing to tamp down the chatter, however, and they will likely continue to be linked with Tony Romo until he lands with a new team.
Feb 27 - 8:18 PM

Speaking Thursday, Chiefs GM John Dorsey endorsed Alex Smith as the team's 2017 quarterback.

"We’ve said all along he’s the starter," Dorsey said Thursday. Dorsey joins coach Andy Reid in publicly committing to Smith for a fifth season under center. Smith is the world's vastest plateau, but the Chiefs apparently believe they can't find a new horizon. Smith turns 33 in May.
Feb 9 - 1:52 PM

Coach Andy Reid reiterated that he is committed to Alex Smith as the Chiefs' starting quarterback for 2017.

Smith's 2016 season was his worst in Kansas City, and his performance in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to Pittsburgh was one of his worst of the year. Still, the Chiefs aren't considering turning the page. At least not yet. "Alex is our quarterback — there’s no question about that or anything else," Reid said at Pro Bowl weekend. "I surely didn’t want to insinuate that (was not the case) at all." Smith has talent limitations that aren't going away, and will always prevent him from being more than a glorified game manager. Owed $17 million in 2018, Smith is entering a make-or-break year in 2017.
Jan 29 - 10:38 PM

Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Chiefs coach Andy Reid committed to Alex Smith as his 2017 quarterback.

"Do I still think we can win with Alex?," Reid asked rhetorically. "Yeah, we were right there." It's not exactly the most ringing endorsement, but due $13.3 million between salary and bonuses, Smith will almost certainly be back under center for a fifth season in Kansas City. Smith has made no progress as a Chief, stubbornly minding the store while trying to avoid mistakes at all costs. With Smith going on 33, the Chiefs at the very least need a plan-of-succession in mind.
Jan 16 - 1:34 PM

Alex Smith completed 20-of-34 passes for 172 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' 18-16, Divisional Round loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

The Chiefs scored the only two touchdowns of this game, but it still wasn't enough to overcome Steelers K Chris Boswell's six field goals. Smith and the Chiefs got the scoring started with a five-yard touchdown pass to Albert Wilson out of the wishbone formation on a play-action boot to the left. Predictably, Kansas City's offense went into a shell after the score and couldn't do much of anything before laboring for a fourth-quarter touchdown to bring the score to 18-16. On the ensuing two-point conversion, Smith hit Demetrius Harris to tie the game, but it was called back on a hold by LT Eric Fisher. They failed on the next attempt from the 12-yard line. Smith threw for a career-high 3,502 yards in 2016, but only threw 15 touchdowns to eight picks. He's not -- and never will be -- a fantasy asset.
Jan 15 - 11:53 PM

Due to inclement weather in Kansas City, the start time of Sunday's Divisional Round game between the Steelers and Chiefs has been moved back from 1:05 PM ET to 8:20 PM ET.

The forecast in Kansas City calls for some nasty weather this weekend with an ice storm expected on Sunday morning/afternoon. Chiefs/Steelers already had the lowest game total of the week at 44.5 and that was before weather concerns. Hopefully conditions will clear up with the new start time, though It's something for DFS players to keep in mind as they fill out their weekly lineups.
Jan 13 - 3:08 PM

Alex Smith completed 21-of-28 passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception as the Chiefs locked up the No. 2 seed with a Week 17 win over the Chargers.

Smith added 21 yards and another touchdown on the ground, giving him three rushing touchdowns total in the last three weeks. Aside from the scores, Smith has started to use his legs more to get out of trouble late in the season, a trend which should continue in the playoffs. Smith was also solid through the air, hooking up with Charcandrick West for two short scores on almost identical plays and making a couple great throws to Chris Conley. He did throw a pick-six, but that pass was tipped at the line. Smith is playing very well heading into the postseason, and the offense has been shockingly explosive. With a first-round bye and at least one home game, the Chiefs have a good shot at a Super Bowl run.
Jan 1 - 7:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Patrick Mahomes
3Tyler Bray
4Joel Stave
RB1Spencer Ware
2Kareem Hunt
3Charcandrick West
4C.J. Spiller
5Devine Redding
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Kareem Hunt
3RB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Demarcus Robinson
3De'Anthony Thomas
4Tevin Jones
5Robert Wheelwright
WR21Chris Conley
2Albert Wilson
3Jehu Chesson
4Seantavius Jones
5Marcus Kemp
WR31Albert Wilson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Gavin Escobar
4Ross Travis
5Orson Charles
LT1Eric Fisher
2Joseph Cheek
3Jordan Devey
4Donald Hawkins
LG1Bryan Witzmann
2Parker Ehinger
3Mike Person
C1Mitch Morse
2Zach Fulton
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Andrew Tiller
3Damien Mama
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
3Isaiah Battle
4Josh James
K1Cairo Santos