Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 day ago

Smith completed 25-of-33 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-3 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

It was another efficient game for Smith, who managed the game beautifully with Kansas City's defense taking over (two touchdowns, six interceptions). He did a great job spreading things around, as nine different players caught at least one pass, although he primarily locked in on Travis Kelce, who finished with six receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown. The veteran quarterback has a decent matchup next week at Pittsburgh, which allowed rookie Carson Wentz to throw for 301 yards and two touchdowns Sunday.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 week ago

Smith completed 20 of 37 passes for 186 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 19-12 loss to the Texans. He also took four sacks and fumbled twice, losing both.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran game manager couldn't muster anywhere near the same amount of success that he enjoyed in the Week 1 comeback win against the Chargers, averaging just five yards per attempt. Smith was never comfortable, constantly harassed by a feisty Texans front that pushed the packet all afternoon long and seemed determined to avenge last January's 30-0 Wild Card Game loss to Kansas City. He lost two fumbles, with the first coming on a high shotgun snap that sailed over his head and the second resulting from a strip sack. Smith and the Chiefs will look to quickly put Sunday's disaster behind them when they take on the Jets in Week 3.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 weeks ago

Smith completed 34 of 48 passes for 363 yards, two touchdowns and a pick in Sunday's win over San Diego. He added 15 yards and a touchdown on four rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Smith showed no signs of missing star running back Jamal Charles on Sunday, sticking with his trademark "take what the defense gives you approach" by completing 24 of his 34 passes to backs and tight ends. He also showed off some athleticism with a nifty two-yard run to end the game in overtime. Smith is often known as a game-manager, but Sunday's comeback win was arguably the most dynamic Smith has been in years. It marked the first time in his three plus seasons with the team that he threw for over 300 yards with more than one touchdown pass.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith got plenty of work in Saturday's preseason victory over Chicago, completing 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards and rushing twice for 25 while playing the whole first half.

EDGE Analysis

Kansas City generated 13 points in the first half while moving the ball mostly through the air. Smith showed a solid rapport with top weapons Jeremy Maclin (five catches for 44 yards) and Travis Kelce (three catches for 37 yards), and should be ready to reprise his steady game-manager role for the Chiefs in 2016.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith finished Sunday's game with a 139.9 quarterback rating by completing 9 of his 12 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has had two solid preseason showings to begin things and remains the undisputed starting quarterback for the Chiefs. He stayed in for two of the team's three offensive series in the second quarter, and should see increased action in the team's third preseason contest. If he can continue his success into the regular season, the Chiefs may balance out their attack more than in seasons past.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Coach Andy Reid indicated that the team's tentative plan is for Smith to play the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

That's potentially subject to modification, but generally speaking, the Chiefs' plan for Saturday's contest is for the first-team offense to play the first half, the second-stringers to work the third quarter and the third-stringers to be rolled out in the fourth quarter.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith completed 3-of-4 passes for 36 yards while leading a touchdown drive in his only action of Saturday's preseason opener against the Seahawks.

Smith's 20-yard completion to Jeremy Maclin worked the ball down to the 1-yard line before running back Spencer Ware punched it in. The veteran signal-caller doesn't possess an elite arm, but his tremendous decision-making makes

EDGE Analysis

Smith's 20-yard completion to Jeremy Maclin worked the ball down to the 1-yard line before running back Spencer Ware punched it in. The veteran signal-caller doesn't possess an elite arm, but his tremendous decision-making gives him a high floor due to a lack of turnovers.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 months ago

Smith is expected to play the first quarter of Saturday's preseason tilt with the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Smith, who is reportedly having the best training camp of his career, will be out on the field for the first quarter on Saturday, barring any major setbacks.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 months ago

Smith's coaches believe he's having his best training camp since joining the Chiefs, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Chiefs recently inked free agent Nick Foles to a contract, but it would take a lot for him to unseat Smith for the starting gig and Smith appears to have stepped up his game. Teicher specifically highlighted a three-play sequence in the red zone drill (Smith struggled in the red zone last season) in which the veteran signal-caller tossed three straight touchdown passes. Co-offensive coordinator Matt Nage also praised his decision making, noting "His decision making is great. There's no second-guessing." Given the Chiefs' wealth of running backs, the offense will likely continue to be run-oriented. However, Smith's improvements under center should provide a bit more balance to the offense.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
8 months ago

Smith completed 29 of 50 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-20 Divisional Round loss to the Patriots. He also gained 44 yards on nine rushes.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was productive overall but could only manage 4.9 yards per completion on the afternoon, a poor recipe for trying to topple the Patriots in their home stadium in the playoffs. Smith did have No.1 receiver Jeremy Maclin at his disposal after the receiver was questionable all week with knee and ankle injuries, but only targeted him three times on the afternoon. He did manage completions to an astounding 10 different players, and did not turn the ball over. Despite the disappointing conclusion, the 11-year veteran did enjoy a successful 2015 campaign, throwing for a career-high 3,486 yards and tossing 20 touchdown passes.