When the news broke about Alex Smith coming to the Kansas City Chiefs via a trade with the San Francisco 49ers, there was mixed reactions. Many wanted the Chiefs to draft a quarterback with their coveted No. 1 overall pick. Others didn’t think Smith was the right choice for the Chiefs and would have preferred newly installed head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey went another direction for their signal caller.
Still, the trade happened bringing Smith to the BBQ City in exchange for a second-round draft pick last year and because the Chiefs won more than eight games, a second-round pick this year.
For a team that was 2-14 and 2012, it was boom or bust for the trade.
Thanks to the help of the dynamic running back Jamaal Charles, Alex Smith led the Chiefs to a nine-game turnaround. Though the offense was slow to get started, down the stretch, it was on-fire.
Smith had a career year in his first campaing with the Chiefs. He threw for 3,313 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions while starting in 15 games — he sat the final game of the season with the rest of the starters. Additionally, he had 378 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Chiefs lone playoff game. Every one of those stats was a career best for Smith.
This video highlights Alex Smith by showing every touchdown he scored this season. Enjoy!