Alex Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chiefs GM John Dorsey confirms Alex Smith is his quarterback for 2017: 'Case closed'

    CBS Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the top teams being mentioned when it comes to possible landing spots for likely free agent Tony Romo. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora previously reported K.C. would be one of Romo’s preferred destinations, even though Alex Smith is on the roster...." March 03

  • Chiefs owner backs Alex Smith as team’s starting QB

    Kansas City Star "When the Chiefs lost their opening playoff game to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 15 at Arrowhead Stadium, plenty of people lined up to criticize the offense, which was the most explosive group of Andy Reid’s tenure but also the most inconsistent. And most of the blame, just like most of the..." February 28

  • Report: ‘Growing sense’ Chiefs could let Alex Smith go in favor of Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo

    Sportsnaut "Alex Smith has never quite lived up to the expectations associated with a No. 1 overall pick. He was kicked to the curb in San Francisco by Colin Kaepernick back in 2012, and he’s been a serviceable starter for the Kansas City Chiefs ever since being traded in 2013. However, it appears the Chiefs..." February 21

  • A 49ers trade for Garoppolo could look similar to the Alex Smith deal

    KNBR "One of the most experienced journalists to ever cover the NFL joined KNBR 1050’s The Audible Friday morning. ESPN’s John Clayton chimed in on all things San Francisco 49ers, including his thoughts on why the team will chase after Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. While many around..." February 10

  • Alex Smith will be the Chiefs’ QB in 2017, but he knows the pressure is on

    Kansas City Star "More than anybody, Alex Smith knew what was at stake this postseason, and how the Chiefs’ performance would shape the perception of his ceiling as a quarterback. So when Smith posted his fourth-lowest passer rating of the season in the Chiefs’ 18-16 divisional-round home loss to Pittsburgh —..." January 30

  • Could Alex Smith be a surprising option for the Jets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "File this one under: Make of it what you will. A day after the Chiefs' demoralizing, two-point, playoff-eliminating loss to the Steelers, media members pressed coach Andy Reid on the status of starting quarterback Alex Smith. Basically, will Smith be Kansas City's QB 1 in 2017? Reid was,..." January 17

  • Andy Reid: Loss wasn’t all about Alex Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The final four teams playing this season are quarterbacked by Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan, a group that was described as three Hall of Famers and the favorite for MVP this year in a question posed to Chiefs coach Andy Reid at a Monday press conference. Reid was..." January 16

  • Alex Smith trade drastically changed the fortunes of Chiefs, 49ers

    Sporting News "Alex Smith is rarely regarded by the football public and punditry as one of the game's great quarterbacks. He's not glamorous. He's not loud. He goes about his business in a seemingly humble manner. But the numbers say he's smart, talented and deadly-efficient. And at the helm of the Kansas..." January 11

  • Pro Football Focus writes Chiefs can’t win with Alex Smith, tweets the opposite 10 days later

    Awful Announcing "Pro Football Focus is one of the smartest, most evidence-based sports web sites out there, but even they’re prone to some hot-takery once in a while. On Nov. 28, PFF published an article, by a writer named Sam Monson, headlined “The Chiefs can’t win a Super Bowl with the 2016 version of Alex..." December 10

  • Alex Smith’s Future With Chiefs In Doubt?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs are proponents of quarterback Alex Smith‘s mistake-free style, but they’re skeptical of his ability to help lead them to a championship, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. Therefore, general manager John Dorsey & Co. will use the rest of the campaign to evaluate Smith and could..." November 10

  • Alex Smith to start for Chiefs this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs held quarterback Alex Smith out of Sunday’s victory over the Jaguars despite saying that he did not suffer a concussion after he needed to be evaluated for one twice during their Week Eight game. On Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that the plan is for Smith to return to the..." November 07

  • Chiefs expect QB Alex Smith to play next week against Panthers

    ESPN "Even though Kansas City ruled out quarterback Alex Smith for Sunday's game in the middle of last week, he is expected to be back behind center and starting next Sunday at Carolina, a team official told ESPN. Smith still is resting and recovering from the head blows he suffered last Sunday..." November 06

  • The Chiefs fully back Andy Reid's cautious approach with Alex Smith

    CBS Sports "Despite Alex Smith remaining asymptomatic of a concussion after taking two significant blows to the head last Sunday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid, with the full support of management, trainers and ownership, opted to sit Kansas City's starting quarterback out this week largely as a precaution, team..." November 06

  • Could Nick Foles take the starting job from Alex Smith?

    Pro Football Talk "Four years ago this month, then-49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion. It opened the door for second-year second-rounder Colin Kaepernick, who seized the job and never looked back — at least not until a year or so after Smith had been traded to the Chiefs. Now in his fourth season..." November 05

  • Nick Foles to start vs. Jaguars

    Arrowhead Addict "Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced that Alex Smith will not start this weekend despite being concussion-free, giving Nick Foles the nod. This is going to be very interesting. On Wednesday, Reid stepped to the podium and gave what qualifies as a surprising piece of information...." November 02

  • Alex Smith leaves game to be evaluated for concussion

    NFL.com "Alex Smith has left the Chiefs' game against the Indianapolis Colts and headed to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion after a hit to the upper body in the first quarter. Smith's head bounced off the turf after he was hit by linebacker Edwin Jackson on the game's opening drive. Nick..." October 30

  • Chiefs QB Smith returns after suffering ear injury

    NFL.com "Alex Smith has returned to the Chiefs' game against the Indianapolis Colts after heading to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion following a hit to the upper body in the first quarter. Smith does not have a concussion but does have a cut on his ear, which left him questionable to..." October 30

  • Alex Smith leaves for locker room with apparent injury for second time this game

    NFL.com "Alex Smith has left the Chiefs' game against the Indianapolis Colts for the locker room for a second time with an apparent injury. Smith's head slammed against the ground as he was sliding on a scramble in the third quarter. Before the second apparent injury, Smith returned to the Chiefs'..." October 30

  • Raiders' Del Rio: Throwing the ball not Alex Smith's strong suit

    San Francisco Chronicle "Alex Smith is 8-1 against the Raiders after Sunday’s win and he married a former Raiderette, so he doesn’t really need their respect. But the Chiefs’ quarterback thoroughly outplayed Raiders counterpart Derek Carr at the Oakland Coliseum, and deserved a little better from Oakland head coach..." October 17

  • Chiefs’ Alex Smith eager to again gash teams with his rushing ability

    Kansas City Star "Early last week, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was casually watching a football game in which he saw the quarterback take off and scramble. For a fleeting moment, it felt like a shot to the gut. “I’m like gah, I think I have like zero rushing yards in three games,” said Smith, who actually had..." October 07