Andy Reid: We’re Gonna Work On Getting Alex (Smith) Into The Hall Of Fame


September 16, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

When the Kansas City hired former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid to be take over the same roll with the Chiefs, Reid delivered a line in his introductory press conference that garnered quite a few laughs.

“I’ve got to find the next Len Dawson,” Reid joked.

Well, Reid did get a new QB in KC but whether or not he is the next Len Dawson is up for debate.

The Chiefs introduced former San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith to the media today. During the presser, Reid was asked if he had indeed found the next Len Dawson in Smith.

Reid paused and there was some laughter in the room.

“Well, listen,” Reid Started. “Len Dawson’s sitting right here. Len Dawson’s in the Hall of Fame.” (more laughter) “We’re gonna work on getting Alex into the Hall of Fame.

It was definitely the best moment of the entire press conference. I have to handle it to Reid, he has the best comedic timing of any Chiefs coach since Herm Edwards. I mean, Haley and Romeo were hilarious in their own right but I don’t think it was intentional.

What do you think, Addicts? Will Alex Smith join Len Dawson in the Hall of Fame?