Alex Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Alex Smith hopes his long-term future is with the Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith still isn’t assured of what his future holds beyond the upcoming season. But Smith, who has one year left on his contract, wants to sign an extension and continue his career in Kansas City. “I’d love to have it done,” Smith said in a phone interview on Thursday...." July 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Key “problem” for #Chiefs/Smith: There is no 2nd-tier QB market. It’s franchise QB or… not. Why he’s pushing to be paid like a top-tier QB

  • Doubts cast on Chiefs’ optimistic comments about Alex Smith deal

    Pro Football Talk "Publicly, the Chiefs are saying nothing but positive things about talks with quarterback Alex Smith about a new contract. But behind the scenes there are reasons to believe the sides are far apart. The public comments include Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey expressing confidence about..." May 28

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    I’m told that extension talks between the #Chiefs & Alex Smith have been "almost nonexistent” in recent months, per a league source.

  • Alex Smith trade actually an 8-for-5 deal

    CSN Bay Area "It seemed so simple at the time. The final tally will not be known until next year’s draft, but as things currently stand, the 49ers’ trade of Alex Smith has turned into a cumbersome eight-for-five deal that involves six teams – the 49ers, Kansas City, Tennessee, Green Bay, Denver and..." May 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Team that will consider a 1st-round QB: The #Chiefs. Negotiations with Alex Smith aren’t progressing well. Must keep long-term options open

  • Alex Smith says his agent is working on a contract extension with Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said on Monday that his agent, Tom Condon, has been in negotiations with the club about a contract extension, and that’s the way Smith wants it. “My agent handles all of that, and that’s why you hire that guy to take care of that, so you can focus on football,”..." April 22

  • What will an Alex Smith extension cost the Chiefs?

    SB Nation "This offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs have plenty to take care of within their own ranks. Of all their chores, none are more pressing than locking up Alex Smith with a contract extension. Smith, long seen as a game manager by most around the NFL, has become one of the better signal-callers..." February 11

  • Hunt talks about Alex Smith "Few issues are more important to the Kansas City Chiefs over the next few months than to re-sign quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term contract extension. The recent comments of chairman Clark Hunt to Kansas City radio station 810 WHB are another indication the Chiefs intend to do so. “When we..." February 04

  • Chiefs’ best play at quarterback? Extend Alex Smith’s contract

    Kansas City Star "Sometime this offseason, the Chiefs will, and should, spend a little more money than they’d like for a quarterback who’s not quite as good as they’d like. When it happens, you will hear lots of nonsense, so before we get to that point, you should know that this is the only way for the Chiefs’..." January 15

  • Chiefs will try to extend QB Alex Smith in offseason

    National Football Post "The Kansas City Chiefs will try to extend the contract of quarterback Alex Smith this offseason be-fore he begins the final year of his current deal, a source said Wednesday. Smith led the Chiefs as they went from 2-14 in 2012 to an 11-5 record and playoff appearance this season. He has one..." January 08

  • What should the Chiefs do with Alex Smith's contract?

    Arrowhead Pride "What can you expect from the Kansas City Chiefs upcoming offseason? There will be a number of story lines around the team that we'll be following. Free agency will come in March, with names like Branden Albert, Dexter McCluster and Tyson Jackson up in the air. The Chiefs will also be signing..." January 07

  • Alex Smith never practiced deep route with Cyrus Gray

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had one of the finest playoff performances you’ll ever see from a quarterback on Saturday. Smith, who threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions and added 57 yards rushing, did exactly what every NFL team hopes its quarterback will do, turning in a..." January 05

  • Andy Reid thinks QB Alex Smith has been a great game manager "The Kansas City Chiefs' offense ranks a middle-of-the-pack 18th in the league according to and Alex Smith is 20th in QB efficiency. The 2005 first-overall pick who spent the first eight years of his career in San Francisco is also completing just 56.5 percent of his passes..." October 18

  • Kansas City puts smile on Alex Smith's face

    San Francisco Chronicle "When asked if he believes in karma Alex Smith smiled. That's something he does a lot these days. "No" Smith said. "But I do believe in hard work and doing things the right way. Over time if it's karma or whatever you want to call it I think doing things the right way working hard and focusing..." October 13

  • Alex Smith 'pumped' to play Raiders

    CSN Bay Area "Alex Smith was never a Raider. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has played the team only twice in eight-plus seasons yet he’s as familiar with the Raiders as any team after spending so much time across the Bay. Smith spent eight tumultuous years with the San Francisco 49ers before being..." October 11

  • 49ers defense gives Alex Smith its best shots in 15-13 win over Chiefs

    San Jose Mercury News "After eight seasons with the 49ers Alex Smith was fair game to get hit by them and he stayed in long enough Friday night to endure plenty of shots from his former teammates. Smith played throughout the first half of the Chiefs' eventual 15-13 loss. It was Smith's Arrowhead Stadium debut with..." August 17

  • Andy Reid tried to trade for Alex Smith multiple times with Eagles "When Andy Reid took over the Chiefs this past offseason there was a large noticable glaring hole at quarterback. Reid didn't mess around when it came to filling that hole handing the 49ers a pair of second-round picks for Alex Smith in a stunning offseason trade. Turns out this past summer..." August 12

  • Chiefs' OC: Alex Smith best QB "The Kansas City Chiefs paid a steep price to acquire Alex Smith this offseason but according to offensive coordinator Doug Pederson Kansas City got a steal. Pederson considers the quarterback the best in the NFL. "Ultimately every team has to have a quarterback" Pederson told The Kansas City..." August 01

  • Chiefs give day off to quarterbacks Alex Smith, Chase Daniel

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs gave starting quarterback Alex Smith and backup Chase Daniel the morning off Thursday the third and final day of practice for rookies quarterbacks and selected veterans. Veteran tight end Tony Moeaki and wide receiver Donnie Avery also sat out but running back Shaun Draughn..." July 25

  • Alex Smith excited for offense tailored to his skill set "Alex Smith sounds comfortable in his new home in Kansas City. The Chiefs quarterback told NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" (in an interview that airs Friday night) that he is excited to play for Andy Reid in an offense that will be tailored to his skill set. "This isn't a cookie-cutter..." July 19

  • Alex Smith, Dwayne Bowe will continue working out together

    Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs have brand new personnel at nearly every position on the roster after a complete turnover of the team's leadership. That brings hope alongside a talent influx, especially at quarterback. However it also means a lack of chemistry that the team must make up for as quickly as..." June 08

  • Chiefs QB Alex Smith learning to be more aggressive

    Kansas City Star "One of the qualities the Chiefs like in new quarterback Alex Smith is his recent history with few turnovers. Smith threw just 10 interceptions in his last 25 games for the San Francisco 49ers, a stat that looks extremely pretty in Kansas City after Chiefs quarterbacks committed 27 turnovers last..." June 06

  • QB Alex Smith on first day of minicamp: ‘Some good, some bad’

    Kansas City Star "The play was just one of many in Alex Smith’s first practice as the Chiefs starting quarterback, but it brought a reminder of what’s now possible for a long-dormant Chiefs passing game. Smith dropped back, heaved a pass deep down the left sideline and connected for a touchdown with Terrance..." April 17

  • New Chiefs QB Smith appears to be good fit for Reid's system

    Miami Herald "Even before the Super Bowl, during Andy Reid's first days in Kansas City, Trent Dilfer predicted the Chiefs' new head coach would make a strong push to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco. Dilfer, a former NFL quarterback and now an ESPN analyst, had no inside information, though..." April 01

  • Reid: Smith goes from one QB-friendly system to another

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Alex Smith will be going from one quarterback-friendly system to another, Andy Reid said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. From the moment Reid was hired as Kansas City Chiefs coach, Reid said, "My eyes were on Alex." The Chiefs acquired Smith in a trade with the 49ers for a..." March 19

  • Alex Smith gave his all – off the field, too

    San Francisco Chronicle "There is Marquis Blount, who grew up fatherless with a drug-addled mother. And Sade Burrell, who went to elementary school dotted with bruises from beatings her mother delivered with a broomstick. And Cece Hollis, who, at 16, called social services to escape from a mother who neglected and..." March 13

  • After many tortured years, Alex Smith leaves San Francisco in high regard

    San Francisco Chronicle "Alex Smith will exit the Bay Area in a way few could have expected two years ago. Appreciated. Honored. Perhaps even beloved. Two years ago, that wouldn’t have been the case. Back then, as 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was beginning his reign, Smith was an unwelcome necessity. The starting..." February 28

  • Will Alex Smith throw for more than 3,000 yards? There are odds on his stats

    Arrowhead Pride "Bovada has come through with a series of odds on Alex Smith now that the San Francisco 49ers have traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs. Read them below and weigh in on the odds in the comments section. Total passing yards: 3,000 The over seems like a gimme here, right? 3,000 yards doesn't seem..." February 27

  • 49ers agree to trade Alex Smith to Chiefs "The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, a league source confirmed to's John Clayton. Kansas City will trade its second-round pick in the 2013 draft -- the second selection (No. 34 overall) in the round -- as well as another..." February 27

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    Jay Glazer @

    49ers have completed a trade with the Chiefs for Alex Smith, tho can't be official til March 12. Chiefs really made a commitment to Smith

  • The Alex Smith trade market: Who's in, who's out?

    Arrowhead Pride "Does anyone have a good read on what the market for Alex Smith is? I can't quite figure it out but the Cardinals are reportedly the latest team interested in Smith. This according to a report from the Arizona Republic, who reports the Cardinals are "exploring the possibility" of trading for..." February 26

  • Cardinals exploring possibilty of trading for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals are exploring the possibility of trading for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, according to an NFL source, but no deal is in place. It’s unknown how serious the Cardinals are about trading for a quarterback for the second time in less than two years. But they are intrigued by Smith’s..." February 26

  • 49ers might trade Alex Smith to Chiefs

    Sacramento Bee "Alex Smith appears closer to leaving the 49ers next month after reports this past week linked him to the spot where many former San Francisco quarterbacks seem to end up – Kansas City. League sources said Monday the 49ers are not locked into a deal but that team officials have told others at..." February 26

  • Jets likely can’t afford deal for 49ers’ Smith

    New York Post "The Jets cannot be ruled out of the Alex Smith sweepstakes, but they also should not exactly be ruled in, based on the complicated financial circumstances they face. During the annual NFL Combine, taking place in Indianapolis, the 49ers reportedly have leaked news they have a deal in place for..." February 26

  • Alex Smith to K.C. all but done?

    CSN Bay Area "One agent at the NFL scouting combine was telling me about a client. "There's going to be a market for him," he said. "A lot of teams are asking about him. . ." And, then, he caught himself. "I mean, a lot of teams are interested in the position he plays," the agent clarified . . ...." February 26

  • 49ers QB Alex Smith reportedly not heading to Cleveland

    Akron Beacon Journal "Acquiring San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly no longer an option for the Browns. A deal for Smith is “effectively complete,” Jason La Canfora of CBS reported Sunday. According to La Canfora, the 49ers informed other teams that the deal is essentially finished but can’t be..." February 25

  • 49ers likely to trade QB Alex Smith, but not to the Jaguars

    Jacksonville Times-Union "After a CBS Sports report said the San Francisco 49ers have informed teams interested in backup quarterback Alex Smith they have a deal in place with another team (to be announced March 12), speculation included the Jaguars. “Not us,” general manager Dave Caldwell said in a text message to the..." February 25

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    Matt Barrows @

    With the caveat that everyone fibs at this time of the year: I'm told the #49ers do not have a trade deal in place for Alex Smith.

  • Alex Smith trade reportedly set but awaiting start of league year

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers can’t finalize a trade involving quarterback Alex Smith until March 12, but they reportedly feel confident about crossing off that item from their to-do list for the offseason. According to CBS Sports, the 49ers have told other teams that a deal is “effectively complete.” It is not..." February 25

  • Report: Niners to trade QB Alex Smith; could he be going to Chiefs?

    Kansas City Star " has reported the San Francisco 49ers have reached a trade agreement that would send quarterback Alex Smith to an unknown team. There is plenty of smoke coming from this fire that would suggest the Chiefs are that team. A couple of other teams that could be looking for..." February 25

  • Alex Smith rumors: Chiefs heating up as possible destination

    Niners Nation "It should surprise nobody that the NFL Combine has brought the Alex Smith rumor mill squarely into focus. The team will likely be working the phones until at least March 12, which means rumors will be swirling virtually every day. It might drive folks crazy, but we'll be doing our best to keep an..." February 24

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    Jason La Canfora @

    The 49ers have expressed to others that a deal for QB Alex Smith is effectively complete. Can't be finalized til league year begins 3/12

  • 49ers look to trade Alex Smith; Chiefs, Cardinals loom as possible destinations

    Yahoo! Sports "As San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was trying to sell reporters on the idea that the 49ers could keep quarterback Alex Smith, other members of his organization were quite clear about what is going to happen to Smith as they prepared to sign players. Smith is going to get traded and probably..." February 23

  • 49ers, Alex Smith dine over the future

    San Francisco Chronicle "Before what appears to be their inevitable breakup, the 49ers have broken bread with Alex Smith. On Thursday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, general manager Trent Baalke said he had dinner with Smith and his wife, Elizabeth, shortly after the Super Bowl to discuss the quarterback’s..." February 22

  • Alex Smith release unlikely "The San Francisco 49ers are "highly, highly, highly unlikely" to release quarterback Alex Smith, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Smith, the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick, lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick last season while sitting out with a concussion. Speaking at the NFL..." February 22

  • Alex Smith's future boils down to this..

    Sacramento Bee "There are only two sentences to keep in mind as the 49ers' top offseason story line – the Alex Smith Affair – cranks up over the next four weeks: • The 49ers want to trade Smith. • Smith would rather be released and become a free agent. The rest is fluff designed to influence one of those..." February 19

  • 49ers could be in awkward territory with Alex Smith

    Sacramento Bee "If Alex Smith were a bad quarterback or a faultier person, the 49ers already would have let him go without a blink or full explanation. That is what Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke did with running back Brandon Jacobs near the end of last season, remember? Jacobs got hurt, got passed over,..." February 17

  • Alex Smith Trade Rumors: Cold Market For 49ers Backup

    Buffalo Rumblings "As conveyed by, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Wednesday that there isn't much of a trade market at the moment for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, and that the ninth-year veteran is not generating a lot of "buzz" among quarterback-needy teams investigating solutions..." February 14

  • Michael Vick contract restructure likely removes Eagles for Alex Smith

    Niners Nation "A few days after the Jacksonville Jaguars were seemingly ruled out of the Alex Smith sweepstakes, we have some more news. Reports across Twitter have the Philadelphia Eagles coming to terms with Michael Vick on what is essentially a one-year deal. Vick's new deal is technically three years, but..." February 11

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