The Kansas City Chiefs traded two high draft picks to the San Francisco 49ers for QB Alex Smith this offseason and it appears, so far at least, that the organization is happy with their new signal caller.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid sat down with Mitch Holthus recently on an episode of “Chiefs Live” on KCChiefs.com. When asked about his QBs, Reid began gushing about how hard the players had worked during the offseason program. While Reid had kind words for all four of his QBs, the coach admitted that it all starts with Alex Smith.
“You’ve got to kick Alex out of the building,” said Reid. “The are a certain amount of hours that the NFL allows you to be here and he wants more. And he can’t have more. It’s just not allowed. You’ve got to tell him ‘Listen, it’s time to go.'”
Reid isn’t the only Chiefs decision-maker praising Smith. Just a few days ago, GM John Dorsey gave an interview to 810 Spors Radio in KC and said that Smith was “better than advertised.”
“Better than advertised,” Dorsey gushed. “From a leadership standpoint, he ‘s a natural leader. Guys gravitate towards him automatically and that’s a very true sign. ”
Aside from Smith’s leadership, Dorsey also pointed out that the QBs smarts are a huge asset as he learns head coach Andy Reid’s offense.
“Intellectually, he’s absorbed this playbook as fast as anybody I’ve seen,” said Dorsey. “As coach (Reid) would say, ‘I can load him up with anything.’ And he can dissect it. If he makes one mistake, he learns from that mistake.”
This should be good news to Chiefs fans because the QB usually sets the tone for the rest of the team.
What do you think, Addicts? Will Smith’s hard work translate to wins on the field?