In yet another installment in my series of stat predictions for the 2016 Kansas City Chiefs, I tackle arguably the most important position group on the field this week in the quarterbacks. In case you missed the other position projections: four weeks ago was running backs, two weeks ago was wide receivers, and last week was tight ends.
For the Chiefs, quarterback has been a spot on the field that has seen its fair share of struggles throughout the team’s history. Outside of some solid seasons from ex-Ram Trent Green and Hall of Famers Len Dawson and Joe Montana, there hasn’t been much to cheer about from that position as far as KC fans have been concerned. Current KC general manager John Dorsey has tried to change that feeling among KC fans when he went out and acquired then-49er QB Alex Smith during the 2013 NFL offseason via trade.
Smith was certainly an upgrade over previous starting quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn, as he helped to usher in a new era of football for the red and gold with his arrival to the team. In his first year with the organization, the ex-University of Utah standout led his team to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth as well.
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