Would Alex Smith benefit from another quarterback coming in?
By Nick Floyd
For starters Romo, at least statistically, is a better quarterback than Alex Smith. Romo has thrown for over 6,000 more yards than Smith and 91 more touchdowns, but he’s also thrown 26 more interceptions. Romo’s career has spanned 14 seasons while Smith has been playing for 12, and while injuries have plagued both players, the stats don’t lie; Romo is indeed the better quarterback.
Now, say the option to pick up Romo is on the table and cost effective, do they do it? This is an interesting place to be in. On one hand, you still have a decent quarterback, albeit one that might not take them far, in Alex Smith. The other is an injury prone player who has not completed a full season since 2012. There may be a way that a Romo pick up could indeed help Smith.
Competition for positions is perhaps the oldest trick in the book for coaches. Bringing in a player like Romo could be a good catalyst for Smith to push him to play better. Smith is a good quarterback, but there are holes in his game. Having that guy on your heels looking to prove something and take your job could help unlock a new aspect of his game. If push comes to shove and Romo is a better option, the Chiefs can still release Smith. Yes there would be penalties like dead money for the team, but it still frees up cap room.
The quarterback position is the most important player on the field. He is the leader and as such needs to always be playing at a high level. When it comes to it he needs to take the game on his shoulders and bring the victory, and that is something Smith has not been able to do yet for the team. While it does not make sense to bring in a player like Tony Romo, it gives the team options in case they feel like Smith is not the answer. There is nothing wrong with a little competition between two players, and maybe that is just what Smith needs to finally take the next step with the Kansas City Chiefs.
What do you think Addicts? Do you like the idea of bringing Romo to compete with Smith? What would you do if you were John Dorsey? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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