With Alex Smith set to hit free agency after the 2014 season the Kansas City Chiefs have already begun thinking about extending the quarterback.
“When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking,” Clark Hunt told 810 WHB in Kansas City, via ESPN. “I don’t think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We’re glad to have him as a part of the Kansas City Chiefs and we hope it’s longer than a two-year stay.”
Overall Smith threw for 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 431 yards but it may be the way that Smith finished the season that has the Chiefs excited. Over his last six starts of the regular season Smith threw for 232.3 yards per game and had 14 of his 23 touchdowns.
“Alex is somebody who demonstrated he could play at a pretty high level with the 49ers the last several years,” Hunt said. “Certainly, we were hopeful we would see that version of him. One of the things I enjoyed about the season was watching him get better as we went along, which makes sense. Andy’s offense is pretty complicated, even for someone as bright as Alex. But the longer he played in it, the longer the rest of the team was in this offense, you could see him getting better. I think it’s very exciting for 2014 to see where that offense goes.”
With Smith under center and Andy Reid in his first year of coaching the team the Chiefs went 11-5.