Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith got a $70 million contract a couple years back…
Not a bad deal, with $30 million of that guaranteed and he becomes a free agent in 2019.
That said, the Chiefs picked quarterback Patrick Mahomes as their No. 1 this year.
So Mahomes will be hopefully be the Chiefs starter at some point, likely next season. Meaning that Smith will have to play better than ever to keep his job as a starter in 2018, unless Mahomes is looking bad when he does play.
So it’s likely this could be Smith’s final season in Kansas City as a starter.
Would he accept a back-up roll and teachers spot next year to get his final payday?
Apparently Smith was a bit unhappy with his brief talks with Mahomes.
“It’s his job to seek me out for help not really mine,” Smith said.
And while Smith never said he wouldn’t help his Mahomes, reality has sunk in for Alex that this is likely it.
The question being, will Smith try and become a starter somewhere else as soon as next year? Will the Chiefs cut him next year if this season is like the past few, one playoff game and done?
Would Smith go somewhere else as a back up?
Lots of questions no answers. Not yet. Continue reading