“When I was at Philadelphia, for whatever reason we seemed to play (the 49ers) every year, and I got to see him first hand,” Reid said, according to The Sacramento Bee. “He was somebody if I had the chance, I would want on my team. So I did inquire about him periodically with the 49ers.”
Now Reid has his guy and Smith gets to go from one respected quarterback coach to another. Things don’t look so bleak in Kansas City anymore.
Wide receiver Donnie Avery is returning to Missouri, agreeing to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Terms of Avery’s deal were not disclosed.
Avery entered the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, who used the 33rd overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft on the former University of Houston standout. Avery caught 100 passes for 1,263 yards and eight touchdowns during his first two seasons in the NFL, but suffered a torn ACL during the 2010 preseason and was placed on injured reserve.
Forget that notion. At a press conference to introduce Smith, acquired in a deal with the 49ers, new Kansas City coach Andy Reid said Smith is the starter, Daniel is the backup and there is no competition.
I buy it. Smith is a proven starter. Daniel is not. The Chiefs gave up a second-rounder this year and a conditional third that could become a second next year to get Smith.
He is the starter.
Of course, if Smith falls on his face, Daniel will wind up in the mix. But that goes for every starter.
Kansas City has already signed Dunta Robinson to a deal before the opening of free agency, but the Denver Broncos signing of Wes Welker really puts the Chiefs in a bind. Welker, Demaryius Thomas, and Eric Decker provide a serious matchup problem for Kansas City, and that doesn’t include what Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen can do from the tight end position. While Kansas City has a strong roster on paper, they need more help in the secondary if they are going to compete with Denver for a division championship.
The top three wide receivers for Denver top the top three projected corners for Kansas City.
Brandon Flowers defends Thomas
Robinson defends Decker
Javier Arenas defends Welker