Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 days 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 week 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)
2 weeks 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)
2 weeks 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)
3 weeks 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)
3 weeks 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)
7 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.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
8 months ago

Smith completed 17 of 22 passes for 190 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's win over the Texans. He also gained 27 yards on five carries.

EDGE Analysis

It was a workmanlike performance from the veteran, who played the role of game manager as the defense continually put him in a position to succeed, while the running game also did its part. Smith made several plays with his legs, and he was unfortunate to have a long gain nullified by a penalty. Top wideout Jeremy Maclin left the game with a knee injury, but he could be back next week, as Smith looks to lead Kansas City to its 12th straight win versus either the Broncos or the Patriots.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
8 months ago

Smith completed 14 of 24 passes for 156 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in Sunday's 23-17 win against Oakland. He also ran nine times for 61 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Smith once again failed to put up monster numbers this season (just 20 touchdown passes), but was his usual steady and reliable self (only seven interceptions), leading the Chiefs to a franchise-record 10 straight wins and a playoff berth. His running ability helped his owners this year, as he finished fourth among all QBs with a career-best 498 rushing yards. With a couple of formidable weapons in WR Jeremy Maclin and TE Travis Kelce, there's optimism that Smith can improve on his passing stats a bit in 2016, although his conservative nature will probably always hold him back from anywhere close to an elite level. In any case, Smith will head into the postseason on a roll, playing at Houston next weekend in a wild card game.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
8 months ago

Smith completed 15 of 22 passes for 125 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Browns. He also rushed six times for 54 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Smith connected with only four different receivers, which included running back Charcandrick West, who caught one pass for minus-one yard. Otherwise, only Jeremy Maclin (five catches on seven targets for 49 yards and a touchdown), Travis Kelce (six catches on eight targets for 43 yards) and Albert Wilson (three catches on four targets for 34 yards) got in on the action. Smith has now passed for fewer than 200 yards in four straight games, though he has added 134 rushing yards and a 6:2 TD:INT ratio over that span. The Chiefs have won nine straight games, and a win in Week 17 against the Raiders could give them the AFC West title, depending on how the Broncos finish out.