Kansas City Chiefs: Ranking The Top 10 Players At 2014’s Midseason Mark

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2. Alex Smith

Sep 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) points at the line of scrimmage during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Chiefs won 34-15. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

If you consider yourself an Alex Smith critic, think twice about skipping this slide.

Here a handful of post-Week 3 stats:

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Now, the obvious rebuttal is “He never throws deep,” which is, for all intents and purposes, true. However, if he resides in the middle of the pack in yards per attempt and touts a 10-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio, how dire is the need to stretch the field?

Furthermore, while Smith isn’t responsible for every conversion, the Chiefs currently rank No. 2 in third-down efficiency (51.9) this season.

Some fans adore him; others don’t. But if you’re making a case against him, numbers won’t be your friend.