Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Always Wanted Alex Smith


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The Kansas City Chiefs have a new QB in former San Francisco 49er Alex Smith and according to the team’s head coach, Andy Reid, Smith was always his guy.

Reid is down at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, AZ this week. He talked briefly with Ian Rapoport of NFL Network about whether or not Eagles QB Nick Foles was ever in consideration to be brought to KC.

Interesting. There were rumors just weeks ago that the Chiefs were interested in trading for Foles.

It made sense. Reid was part of the group that drafted Foles in the third-round of the NFL Draft. With Philly seemingly committing to QB Michael Vick, at least for 2013, by offering him a new contract, it seemed as though the Eagles might be willing to deal Foles.

Despite what Reid is saying now, I have to believe the Chiefs were at least interested in Foles. Reid has reportedly had his eye on Alex Smith for a while but that doesn’t mean the Chiefs didn’t at least discuss Foles as a contingency plan should they not be able to acquire Smith.

What do you think, Addicts? Would you rather the Chiefs have gone after and landed Foles over Alex Smith?