The Kansas City Chiefs tweeted a picture of Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes being reunited and Chiefs Twitter is aglow with good feelings.
Football is a competitive game and considering that Mahomes was once drafted to, and succeeded at, stealing Alex Smith’s job, one could imagine a scenario in which the two players don’t have the best relationship. While a scenario like that can and has played out on other teams, it did not between Smith and Mahomes.
Mahomes has often credited Alex Smith as being extremely helpful during the season in which Mahomes was Smith’s understudy. Smith was eventually traded to the Washington Football Team to make way for Mahomes’ brilliance and the Chiefs Kingdom has never forgotten the professional way in which Smith handled the situation.
Smith retired after this offseason after completing a remarkable return from injury in 2020. After nearly losing his leg, Smith not only managed to get back on the field but he led the Football Team on a late-season playoff run. He capped off his career by winning the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. He was recently hired by ESPN as an analyst.
No word yet on why Smith was stopping by the Chiefs facility but it isn’t too far-fetched to think he did so as part of his role with ESPN. Regardless of the reason, Chiefs fans took to Twitter with good vibes.
I personally was hoping Smith would return to the Chiefs as an assistant coach after he retired but am thrilled he got the gig at ESPN.
A lot of players are being cut across the NFL today as teams make moves to get under the NFL’s required roster numbers. It is a tough day for may so it is pretty cool to see something positive coming out of Arrowhead today. You can track all of the Chiefs’ cuts here, by the way.