Alex Smith Says Chiefs Were His First Choice


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The Kansas CIty Chiefs introduced Alex Smith as their new starting QB at Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday.

There were a number of good quotes and highlights from the presser. The best of which was when Andy Reid said that the Chiefs were “gonna get Alex into the Hall of Fame.”

One of the other interesting bits was that Smith insisted that coming to Kansas City was exactly what he wanted.

“I feel like because of what I’ve gone through, you grow as a player, grow as a person,” Smith said. “I’m ready for this. I can’t say how excited I am for it.”

Smith was benched in San Francisco in favor of his backup Colin Kaepernick. What made Smith’s fate particularly gut wrenching was that he wa shaving the best season of his career. Had he not suffered a concussion and had to sit out a week, he might well still be the starting QB of the 49ers.

But once it became clear to Smith that his time in San Fran was over, he turned his attention to potential new teams…and the Kansas City Chiefs.

“There was no doubt in my mind that this is where I wanted to be,” Smith said. “There was no doubt in my mind. I’m glad it got done.

Hopefully Chiefs fans will be glad the trade got done as well. All Smith has to do is win.