September 16, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid: We're Gonna Work On Getting Alex (Smith) Into The Hall Of Fame

When the Kansas City hired former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid to be take over the same roll with the Chiefs, Reid delivered a line in his introductory press conference that garnered quite a few laughs.

“I’ve got to find the next Len Dawson,” Reid joked.

Well, Reid did get a new QB in KC but whether or not he is the next Len Dawson is up for debate.

The Chiefs introduced former San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith to the media today. During the presser, Reid was asked if he had indeed found the next Len Dawson in Smith.

Reid paused and there was some laughter in the room.

“Well, listen,” Reid Started. “Len Dawson’s sitting right here. Len Dawson’s in the Hall of Fame.” (more laughter) “We’re gonna work on getting Alex into the Hall of Fame.

It was definitely the best moment of the entire press conference. I have to handle it to Reid, he has the best comedic timing of any Chiefs coach since Herm Edwards. I mean, Haley and Romeo were hilarious in their own right but I don’t think it was intentional.

What do you think, Addicts? Will Alex Smith join Len Dawson in the Hall of Fame?

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  • Michael Tavis

    Step 1. Super Bowl
    Step 2. See step 1

    • Patrick Allen

      lol. Nice.

  • Jason Taylor

    Like the talk, cautiously optimistic.

  • Bosco Cletus

    I was glad that Alex was smiling and answering his questions from the heart, not just repeating the exact same answers over and over like our previous starter. I also really like the moves Dorsey has made, and after hearing why they wanted Chase so bad and what Brees thought of him, I like that move more.

    • Michael Shaw

      I like the fact that they expect Chase to push Alex. Than can ONLY make him better!!!

      • Darkwolf1414

        I think Chase is going to be a good backup and will push Alex. I hope Alex stays healthy and plays well, as he is our starting QB, however, he’s missed at least 6 games in 6 out of 8 years. It will be nice to have Chase as security.

  • Ron Gotti

    Would be nice if he get there as a chief

    • Michael Shaw

      I think that is the consensus, he would go as a Chief because Andy gets him there.

    • Darkwolf1414

      If he goes into the HOF it would be due to his reviving his career in KC. However, players are not inducted as a member of any NFL team.

  • Florito

    Wow, what a statement by Andy Reid. I’m a huge supporter of Alex Smith so I am quite intrigued by what Andy Reid and the Chiefs can do next season. Additionally, they have the 1st draft choice so I hope they acquire a receiver for Alex.

    • Michael Shaw

      They have Bowe, Avery, DMC, Wiley, Baldwin, Fasano and Moeaki, so why the heck would they pick a WR with their first pick?? We aren’t Detroit man!!!

  • Brandon Mecham

    No he’s going to fall apart without the 49ers team around him and maybe we can find the next Len Dawson next year with our high pick.

    • Michael Shaw

      Please go away. And if that DOES happen, then I would be very happy as Manziel is likely to come out next year!!!!!

      • Brandon Mecham

        Im sorry Im not blindly optomistic like everyone seems to get around this time.

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  • steve james

    God I hope so. I want to sweep the Broncos and steal “their” division championship so bad!

  • Oscar Fernandez

    I really trust smith, yet, im still drooling for McCarron! Haha

    • IceChief27

      McCarron could be worth a flyer, but his best asset is that smokin hot girlfriend. I would draft her just to sit on the bench and sell tickets.