Alex Smith speaks about future in Kansas City in new interview

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Alex Smith
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Alex Smith /

FanSided’s Mark Carman spoke with Alex Smith during the recent Pro Bowl events in Orlando, and the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback spoke about multiple subjects.

The Kansas City Chiefs have left starting quarterback Alex Smith in a precarious position. Over the course of five years, Smith says he’s fallen in love with the team and his teammates, with the fans and Arrowhead Stadium. With a year left on his contract, of course he wants to return and continue the good work he’s started over the last half decade.

That said, he also knows the writing is on the wall. The Chiefs invested two first round picks to be able to grab Patrick Mahomes just last year, and fans are very anxious to see what Mahomes can do if given the leadership mantle currently placed upon Smith’s shoulders. Another quick playoff exit only pushes Smith further out the door—at least on paper.

While no moves have been made at this point, Smith says he’s hoping for the best but preparing for the worst—which would mean moving on from the Chiefs. In a recent interview during Pro Bowl week with FanSided’s Mark Carman, Smith opened up about the tension he feels in his position.

Smith also spoke to Carman about the NFL’s concussion procedures and whether or not he believes the league is doing enough to address the topic along with a host of other subjects for what amounts to nearly nine minutes. If you’ve not yet listened to the interview, you can do so above.