Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
6 days ago1 Comment

Smith completed 26 of 44 pass attempts for 220 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was limited to mostly quick passes against a relentless Broncos pass rush and finished with an underwhelming average of just five yards per attempt. He did manage to protect the ball in the face of all the pressure and came through with a three-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill before converting a two-point try to force overtime. Smith remains something of a game manager, rather than a player who is tasked with making things happen on offense, and expectations should be tempered even against a generous Falcons defense next week.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 weeks ago

Smith completed 24 of 31 passes for 261 yards, one touchdown and a pick in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. He added 10 yards and a touchdown on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Smith scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown to give the Chiefs the lead in the second quarter and drew them within a score with a three-yard out for a touchdown to Albert Wilson in the fourth. It was Smith's play in between that proved to be the difference in the game, however. Smith was picked off in the end zone early in the fourth quarter and the ball was returned to midfield, setting up Tampa Bay's lone touchdown. Smith, known for his carefulness with the ball, has now thrown picks in consecutive games and hasn't thrown two scores in a game since Week 7. His next test comes against Denver's top-flight pass defense.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

Smith completed 25 of 38 passes for 178 yards, no touchdowns and a pick in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He added 13 yards on four carries.

EDGE Analysis

Smith uncorked a deep bomb to Tyreek Hill in the first quarter that was picked off. He stuck short for the majority of the remainder of the game, with just one pass of 20 or more yards and a putrid 4.7 yards per attempt. It was the fourth time this season Smith has been held under the seven-yard mark. More notably, Smith has been held scoreless three times this season and hasn't topped 250 yards since the Week 5 bye. This Chiefs team is built on defense, running and their quarterback playing safe, which is clearly not conducive to Smith's fantasy output.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
4 weeks ago

Smith (head) will return to his starting quarterback position for this Sunday's game against the Panthers, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was replaced by Nick Foles at the helm of the Chiefs' offense Sunday versus the Jaguars amid the head injury he suffered in Week 8, but he'll return to the saddle as usual this weekend. While that figures to end the uncertainty over Smith's condition, the attention will now turn to whether he'll have No.1 wideout Jeremy Maclin (groin) at his disposal come Sunday.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
4 weeks ago3 Comments

Though Smith (head) has been ruled out for Week 9's matchup against the Jaguars, he is expected to return and start Week 10 against Carolina, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith insists that he did not suffer a concussion, though the team will take a conservative approach and start Nick Foles in Sunday's favorable matchup. His ailment doesn't appear to be a long-term concern, however, as a team official seems confident he'll be back under center next week against a Panthers defense that is allowing 286.9 passing yards per game, good for fourth-worst in the league heading into Week 9.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith (head) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Pete Sweeney of Chiefs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith already saw teammate Nick Foles named the Chiefs' starting quarterback earlier this week, and although he maintains he isn't dealing with concussion symptoms, Smith still won't be available Sunday. As a result, Tyler Bray is slated to serve as Kansas City's No. 2 quarterback.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Though Smith maintains that he is not dealing with concussion symptoms, he is expected to be inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

In any case, it has already been announced that Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Chiefs on Sunday, while Tyler Bray is in line to serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback in Week 9. Meanwhile, Smith -- who is going through what BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com describes as a "return to play protocol," will practice Wednesday, while handling scout team duties.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith did not suffer a concussion during Sunday's game against the Colts, according to Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was twice knocked out of Sunday's contest after hits to the head, and although he didn't return after his second exit, he apparently did not suffer a concussion. Nonetheless, Smith remains under the evaluation of Kansas City's medical staff and is progressing through the protocol required for him to practice this week. While his situation will bear monitoring in the coming days, his chances of playing Sunday against the Jaguars are seemingly improved by the fact that he didn't sustain a concussion.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith was forced out of Sunday's game against the Colts after suffering a concussion.

EDGE Analysis

With Smith out for the remainder of Sunday's game, Nick Foles is in at QB for the Chiefs, while Smith will look to gain clearance to play as Week 9's game against the Jaguars approaches.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith returned to Sunday's game against the Colts after clearing concussion protocol.

EDGE Analysis

Smith ended up with a cut on his ear, but the issue didn't prevent him from returning to action Sunday after it was deemed that he was not dealing with a concussion.