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Report: Chiefs Most Interested In Alex Smith


The San Francisco 49ers are going to have to decide wether or not to keep QB Alex Smith as an expensive backup pretty soon but if they do decide to try and trade him, the Kansas City Chiefs could be interested.

According to a new report from Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Chiefs appear to be the team that is most interested in acquiring Smith.

From Cole:

It’s also equally unlikely that the 49ers will go into next season with the most expensive backup quarterback in NFL history (at least going in). While Smith has played the role of good soldier since losing his job midway through last season to Colin Kaepernick, those close to him have made it clear that he won’t be so abiding if the 49ers don’t work something out quickly.

That means that the better question is where Smith will end up. Although one source said it’s far too early to guess, Kansas City appears to be the most interested team. The Chiefs are unlikely to use the No. 1 overall pick on a quarterback this year because none of the top ones – such as Geno Smith and Matt Barkley – appear to be worth it. Several head coaches and offensive coordinators this week said they wouldn’t be surprised if no quarterback were selected in the first round this year.

The Chiefs should be interested in Alex Smith. In fact, I’d be surprised if they weren’t. But that doesn’t mean the Chiefs are certainly going to trade for Smith. The 49ers may be saying they don’t plan to release Smith but I don’t buy it. San Fran wants to trade him and get some value so they aren’t like to go around telling folks they will be cutting him lose any time soon. NFL teams don’t like to pay for what they know they can probably get for free later.

When the 2013 league year starts, I’d guess the Chiefs will likely pick up the phone and ask the Eagles what they want from Nick Foles and the the 49ers what they want for Smith. KC could lowball both clubs and then sit back and see what happens. If San Fran wants a 2nd or 3rd for Smith, the Chiefs may offer a 4th or 5th. Then, if the 49ers don’t get any better offers, San Fran will be force to either take KC’s deal, pay Smith or cut him.

This all just depends on how badly the Chiefs want Smith/Foles, what they’re draft plans are and how aggressive they want to be.

We are sure to hear more reports and rumors like this over the course of the next few weeks.

What would you give up, if anything, for Alex Smith?

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  • Chelsii.

    What’s up with these allegede “experts” and having no QBs in the first round? I mean seriously what have they been smoking. Have they not see the Adonis that is Geno? The man is amazing and if th Cheifs or NFL can’t see it I have no clue how any of them have a job…..

    • Elvis Grbac

      Amazing against bad defenses.

      • john

        Coastal Carolina, Marshall, James Madison, Cincinnati, etc. He played in the Big East, not exactly the SEC. He had some big games against some good teams and if they can get him in the second round I’d be thrilled, but NO WAY would I take him the first overall pick. If he turned out to be a dud, Chief fans would be griping for YEARS to come.

        • KCMikeG

          Where he is picked will not determine his success on the field. The only way where he is picked will matter is if he fails. I have heard no “expert” say he will fail as a NFL QB.

      • Joe Myers

        fuck no he throttle Texas and if he haven’t of thrown like he did agents Baylor they would of lost that game . So id say it was a clutch game .

    • john

      Seriously? What makes you say that? What have you seen, or what insights do you have that makes you call him an “adonis”. You related to him? What?
      Did you see all his games? Did you watch him in the “Pinstripe Bowl”?

      • Chelsii.

        Sarcasm. Just acting like most of the other commenters on here that say they’ll slap Andy Reid if he doesn’t draft him first.

      • Chris Tarrants

        I did watch the pinstripe bowl and I liked what I saw! I saw a young QB playing ball in a freaking blizzard and managed to not turn the ball over and minimized the mistakes that were made while his defense dropped the ball

        • john

          Well, apparently you DID NOT watch the game, or, you are from Key West or something. Seriously, blizzard? There wasn’t even enough snow on the ground to cover the grass!! It was foggy and crappy weather, which, last time I looked, both teams had to played in.
          WV lost 38-14 to Syracuse and Smith was 16 of 24 for 187 yards and as they said, “showed a lack of awareness by taking TWO safeties”.
          Blizzard….HA!!!!
          PS… I live where the game was played.

          • Joe Myers

            you sound like an idiot John . I DID!!! watch the game it WAS!!! snowing like crazy. But what he showed me was he is a leader even tho much like most sb winning QB lost the game . P.s . Their defense got ran the fuck over so did YOU watch the game or where you just playing in the snow since you live so fucking close

          • john

            Very mature response. You obviously do not know what a “blizzard” is. Go to Google, hit “images”, type in 2013 Pinstripe Bowl, and tell me that was a “blizzard”.
            A week or so ago there was a “blizzard” here up throught NE. You know, 8″ to 3 feet of snow….”blizzard”, not a quarter inch of wet slush.

          • KCMikeG

            Again john, nobody is saying Geno had to play in a snow drift but you can’t ignore (or maybe you can?) that everyone involved said the weather affected the game plans of both teams. Enough said or I’m going to bring in a meteorologist next.

          • Joe Myers

            will obviously you know the definition of the word ” blizzard ” and snowing like crazy is not it . Further more he put better stats then rg3 in the same div . Also I can be immature at times IDC you where sounding like an idiot look at his skill set level and determination .

          • Chris Tarrants

            But the fact remains that he didn’t turn the ball over and neither safeties were his fault. He did what he could under the circumstances! The fact that he is the only QB in that game to not turn it over spoke valumes about his play and not trying to do too much

          • KCMikeG

            Well apparently YOU did not watch the game nor can YOU read a stat line. Geno was 19 of 28 for 201 yards with 2 TD’s and NO Int’s. He didn’t “take” 2 safeties from a lack of awareness – One safety was when the outside rusher went completely unblocked while he tried scramble and the other was a BS intentional grounding call not a sack.

            As far as your ignorance of the weather – snow, sleet and 50-60 mph wind gusts. The NY Times said ” The Orange — accustomed to living in raw conditions howling off Lake Ontario this time of year — played like a team comfortable in the icy slop. With the weather appearing to disrupt routes and chill hands, there were 11 penalties combined in the first half and nearly a dozen dropped passes.

            While they didn’t get a foot of snow during the game the weather most certainly affected the passing games of both teams. The Pinstripe Bowl AP recap was “NEW YORK — The weather made passing at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl perilous, so Syracuse sent Prince-Tyson Gulley and Jerome Smith dashing through West Virginia and the snow.” In a bowl game played in a baseball stadium with weather better suited for a playoff game in Green Bay, the team that plays in a dome ended up being better equipped to handle the elements.

            The players seemed to think it affected their game plan. “The football Gods brought snow,” said Smith (Syracuse RB), who carried a season-high 30 times. “The football Gods from Syracuse brought us some snow and it changed even West Virginia’s game. They had to run a little bit more than they were used to. We ran the ball a little bit more than we’re used to and did what we were supposed to do.”

            And yes, Both teams had to play in it. Did you notice Nassib’s stat line? He was 11 of 23 for 130 yards w/ 2 TD’s and a INT. They ran the ball for a season-high 369 yards right down the weak WV defense’s throats for the victory while WV had 79 yards rushing and poor OL play.

            In conclusion here is a link from another article about the weather during the game with pictures to refresh your memory about snow covering the grass. Pay close attention to the pictures of the grounds crews shoveling off the yard lines. http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2012/12/29/3815092/pinstripe-bowl-snow-photos

          • john

            Uh, Smith was 16-24 for 187 yards, with two safeties. Those are just facts of the game. It was not a “blizzard” it was crappy conditions, which, as I said, both teams had to play in. WV was a 3.5 favorite and lost by 24. WV doesn’t play in the Orange Bowl. Lastly, I’m not basing his entire career on that game, but the fact remains, he played in the big East, not exactly a power house conference.

          • KCMikeG

            Uh, not sure where your magical “internet” got you your facts/stats but CBS & ESPN is where I get mine. Geno 19/28 for 201 and 2 TD’s. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/gameflash/2012/12/29/52379/index.html#boxscore

            http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323640183

            Never called it a blizzard though it was the snow storm trailing on the edge of the blizzard that buried the Midwest to NY in double digit snow fall and high winds on the 25th-29th.

            http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/26/us/winter-weather

            Believe what you want over the pictures and every game recap and even Syracuse players who ALL credited the weather with taking away the pass game – for both teams – look at Nassib’s stats for further proof. That was all Geno had was a passing game the game was won by 369 rushing yards vs. 79 yards for WV. Over 200 yards and 2 TD’s is good game in poor conditions.

            Time will tell if Geno is to be a great NFL QB. I would rather see us draft him and make the effort to fill our greatest need and fail than see him succeed, especially in Chokeland making us pay 2 times a year for the next decade, after we pass on him.

          • Danny W

            Yeah no I watched the game. Geno Smith was on the field very very little. The West Virginia defense allowed Syracuse to run up and down the field. Geno didn’t have much of an opportunity to play. I’d say two touchdowns no interceptions is pretty damn good in those conditions. Especially with his guys dropping 11 balls that hit them in the hands and a defense that couldn’t stop your grandma from toting the rock for three bills.

          • john

            By the way, this amazing thing called “the internet”. Bronx NY, December 29, 2012…..snow, .40 inches (that would be less than a 1/2 inch of snow)….36 degrees….wind…11 mph…highest gust…21mph……not exactly the conditions you described, huh? The top pick in the draft should be able to handle that. KC is not exactley a tropical paradise.

          • Darkwolf1414

            One of those safeties should have been flagged as tripping by the defender. You can’t kick your leg out there and trip an opposing player!

          • Darkwolf1414

            Syracuse had MUCH more success running the ball, too (373 yards rushing)! Geno Smith played pretty well in that game. Officially, he was actually 19 of 28 (67.9%) for 201 yards, 2 TDs and no INTs. Syracuse’s QB, Ryan Nassib was only 11 of 23 (47.8%) for 130 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT. Everyone keeps saying that Geno got outplayed but Nassib was the QB who had the crap game. He just ended up being the winning QB because his running backs ran all over the West Virginia defense. Blaming Smith for most of their losses is like blaming Trent Green for not beating Indy in the playoffs. If your defense can’t stop anyone then you’re going to have an uphill battle as the QB.

      • Joe Myers

        all most every sb winning QB in the last ten years lost their bowl game . Payton manning lost 4 of his last six games and his bowl game Eli , aron ,big Ben , Joe cool man shut up dont give me hat bs the man’s got talent. By the way smith another Cassel Been their done that it is time to draft and develop Geno smith . Your ok with a unknown like nick folies but not Geno smith who has better IQ and acc . Makes no since

        • john

          I agree that one Bowl Game is not what you judge a player one, it’s the body of work that they do in all their college career. I suggest you look at what Foles did in his college career.
          No matter, it’s a crap shoot no matter what they do.
          BTW…English a second language???

          • Chris Tarrants

            If you look at the whole college career of these kids then you will note that Geno Smith got better every year to the point of rediculous last year, name the last QB in college that threw over 40 td with less than 10 picks?

          • KCMikeG

            Grammar police alert!! Now go ahead and lake your own advice to look at Geno’s body of work – Please. Compare it to the body of work for the elite QB’s last year. Spoiler alert – Geno’s is better than RGIII and Foles and Luck and Wilson.

          • Joe Myers

            shut up John I only have 15 min to write this stuff before I got to work . Btw not pick like a female much ????

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    I wouldn’t mind coming away with Alex Smith or Nick Foles. Especially the Chiefs aren’t drafting a QB #1.

    • Ashton Hastings

      I personally don’t like foles he hasn’t proven anything. Alex Smith has proven to b a 3000 to 3500 yard passer consistently.

      • Jarad

        Alex Smith has thrown for 3,000+ yards once in his career. He thrived under one of the best coaches in the NFL but still got benched. He is an average QB at best. I’d like to get him or Foles in here since there arent many great options, but don’t expect too much

        • john

          True enough, but be fair. The team was 6-2-1 when he was benched and if you just looked at his numbers, NOBODY would think this is a QB that was going to get benched.

          • Ashton Hastings

            I’m not saying he has done it consistently. I am saying he has shown he can do it consistently

          • calciomoti

            That sir is the very definition of self contradiction…

          • Jarad

            I agree John. It was surprising. But i think body of work says more than anything. He anbe serviceable, but no one should expect 3000-3500 yards.

          • Joe Myers

            he was benched because the coach knew kapernick is a better QB . Smith sucks so bad if becomes a chiefs starting QB I will be so pissed . Bum bum bum bum bum bum . F-n bum look at his entire career . SCREAMS BUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • minpinChief

        Huh? He has only thrown for 3000 yards one time in his career and only played more than 11 games twice.

      • Danny W

        I would also rather have Smith than Foles. Which ever comes cheaper. I’m hoping they end up backing up whoever we draft in the second or third round.

    • Danny W

      I’m at that point too. My intuition tells me Geno Smith isn’t happening. Get Smith, and Joeckel get it over with.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    More speculation from the national talking heads. Geno get this done so we can stop talking about everyone else at QB for this team.

  • john

    I rather they get Foles, mainly because he’s only a second year player. Reid likes him a lot and he has a proven record of doing well with QB’s, so there must have been a reason he took him in the third round. IF he turns out to be the stud Reid thinks he can be, then you’ve got the guy for years. He’s big, strong arm and played on a horrible team with maybe the worst o-line in football alst year. I like Alex Smith too, but I think we know what his ceiling is, and he’s not the future. No matter what they do, we know they’ll draft a QB as well. Lastly, stop with the Joeckle stuff. Re-sign or tag Albert and take Star out of Utah. I know nobody wants to hear about another DL for the first pick, but he’d be a HUGE upgrade over Jackson, or Dorsey.

    • AKChiefsfan

      I think we all need to stay calm and let them figure out the QB they want, or two or 3, and go get them. At this point, I’m thinking they will bring in at least one or two in FA or trades and draft at least one QB they like and see who wins the job. I love the up side of Geno, but a few of the others look like they might be great too. If Andy falls in love with one of them and gets him, I’m thinking he’ll make it work. If he drafts Star, signs Albert and Bowe and goes and gets Alex Smith, I think we’ll be 100% better than last year. We’ll be competitive at least, and that would be a nice first year.

    • Larry Devore

      Pioli liked Cassel, see hoe that turned out, proves nothing.

      • john

        Huh, what?

  • john

    Here’s a couple of things I can state as FACT: No matter what KC does, some fans will love it, some will have a “wait and see” attitude and some will want to storm One Arrowhead drive and burn it down.
    Also, if they by any chance draft Geno Smith with the top pick (unlikely) and he turns out to be a dud, all the people who are clamoring right now for them to do so, will all say “I told you so” and never admit they wanted him.

    • AKChiefsfan

      Yes, I agree. I read somewhere yesterday that the Duke QB was coming on strong, rising up boards, has great skills. Maybe he will be the next round 6 star, ala Brady, and we’ll go for him. Whatever happens, I’m hopeful we have smarter guys making the decisions this time.

      • john

        That’s one of my primary points about this whole draft. There is such a small margin of talent from the one to ???? seven, eight??? there could be a QB just as good that they take in the third, fourth, fifth, etc.

  • Joe Myers

    Alex smith IS A BUM took him how many years to put up thos numbers . Now who did he get benched for ? . A QB that san Fran (DRAFTED AND DEVELOPED) do I have to say that again . Like I said who ever is ok with nick folies should be ok with Geno smith . Nick is not a vet he just familiar with the system. Joe flacco was drafted and developed Aron Rogers , big Ben , Tom Brady we all know what round he was drafted in kapernick drafted and developed . Chiefs my beloved Kansas city chiefs has not drafted a QB in the first round in how long and has not won a playoff game in how long . Fuck Alex smith nick folies its Geno smith or bust Geno smith or im looking at the glass half empty . Its Geno smith or we are just going to be facing mediocrity for the next ten years and its been 50 so fuck you fuck all you Geno nay Sayers . Geno smith Geno smith Geno smith Geno smith ….ect p.s. Please excuse my language im really amped up about this draft

    • john

      How do you know that Geno Smith will not be a bust?

      • Joe Myers

        how do you know he won’t win us a Superbowl ????? Works both ways no risk no reward.

  • Brody Hall

    Dream scenario for me! Sign Albert, let him move back to guard. Draft Jockel at #1 put him at LT… Geno falls to round 2 and we snag him (or if he is gone draft EJ Emanuel) then grab Alex Smith for trade and restructure his contract (id offer nothing higher than 4th round pick.) or when he gets cut, sign him straight up and lose nothing! Of course we get bowe to stay as well while at the same time signing one of them big FA’s WRs out there and drafing one as well. (round 4 or later because round 3 would need to go to a CB.)

    Oh yeah!