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Chiefs’ John Dorsey Says Alex Smith Was The ‘Proper Decision’

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs opted to trade for former San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith this offseason, rather than to seek a starting signal caller in the 2013 NFL Draft.

It was a bold move for a new regime that could have decided to draft and develop their own guy. New Chiefs GM John Dorsey, however, decided to go with a veteran and it is a decision he does not regret.

“In today’s football, truth be told, you need a quarterback to sustain wins,” Dorsey said. “After evaluating 20-something players both in college and pro football, I said earlier and I’ll say today, Alex Smith was the best option for this organization. I still stand firm by that.

“The more I’m around him, the more I embrace him as a man, as a leader. Statistically and watching the film his performance on the field speaks for itself. With the coaching staff in place, it will benefit us.

“I think we made the proper decision with him. I can’t wait for training camp. I can’t wait for preseason because I believe in this guy.”

It is pretty clear that the Chiefs have hitched their wagon to Alex Smith for the foreseeable future.

If Dorsey and Reid really do think that Alex Smith can lead the team to a championship, well, we can only hope they are correct. Smith has shown the ability to lead a team to playoff victories, something no Chiefs QB has been able to do since Joe Montana retired.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Priest4Prez

    Queue Wedding music with Andy Reid and Alex Smith walking down the aisle together….Dorsey the flower girl. I guess I’ll sit on the groom’s side…wait! Nah, I’m the best man for sure! daaa daaa da duh daaa da duh da

  • steve james

    I am optimistic that this will be the start of another 14 years or so of playoff appearances and wins with a few Superbowl showings as well for Reid and the Chiefs!

    • Suzi Conger

      Me Too….GO CHIEFS!!!!

  • Chris Tarrants

    Hopefully they are right but if he flops I hope they are smart enough to cut bait and not act like Pioli and ride that lame donkey all the way out of town

    • Suzi Conger

      As an X-SF9er I can assure you that ASmith is capable of winning a ring; however, it takes a whole TEAM to win the SB; good receivers to CATCH a good pass, an O-Line that PROTECTS their QB ( which AS did not have with SF; 7TH most sacks/pressure/rushes and shortest time to execute plays in NFL ’12 season…. Still AS was ranked #1 completion%/Accuracy… #3 NFL QB)… a D that shuts down/pressures the opposing QB and a good running game (RB; ie….Charles )

      • William Campbell

        I hated the Alex smith trade at first.. then I sat and watched alot of tape and read everything I could.. now I’m gonna get his jersey and retire all others for next season

  • KCPauly

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!

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