Kansas City Signs QB Alex Smith To 4-Year Deal That Includes $45 Million Guaranteed

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 | 0


Alex Smith

After guiding the Kansas City Chiefs to massive turnaround with an 11-5 record after going an atrocious 2-14 in 2012, quarterback Alex Smith’s short term contract became a media topic for the team and its on field leader.

The former No. 1 overall pick was acquired in a trade with San Francisco to be the Chiefs’ starting signal caller under new head coach Andy Reid, but it was unknown if the team would pay Smith a hefty sum to sign him to a long term deal.

Tonight, however, that question has been answered, and it appears the Chiefs are indeed willing. A report just came in from Sportsnet that Smith has signed a 4-year contract with the Chiefs worth $68 million, which includes $45 million in guaranteed money:

Smith made the Pro Bowl last year with his highly efficient, game managing style. He’s never going to win a ton of games on the strength of his arm, but he is a smart and accurate passer. Smith threw for 3,313 yards with 23 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in his only season with the Chiefs. The touchdown and yardage totals were the highest of his 9-year NFL career.

In today’s era of high-octane offenses, those stats are hardly noteworthy, but wining is all that really matters, and Smith helped the Chiefs score big in that department. With a new contract in place, will Smith lead Kansas City to glory in the tough AC West?

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