Contact talks between Chiefs and QB Alex Smith moving slowly

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The Kansas City Chiefs went from awful to playoffs in one season thanks to the additions of a new head coach in Andy Reid and a new quarterback in Alex Smith. Naturally the Chiefs want to keep Smith around for the future but that will require  a new deal.

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio talks between Smith and the Chiefs are moving “very, very slowly.”

A new deal for Smith is expected to fall in the $14 to $17 million range and while Smith has been in the NFL for almost a decade he will not turn 30 until May.

Once Smith appeared destined to be on a list of first round busts but lately the quarterback has been breaking out. Soon it will be the Chiefs who break out the checkbook.