Andy Reid confident Chiefs will re-sign Alex Smith

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The Kansas City Chiefs have a decision to make if they want to keep quarterback Alex Smith around for the long haul. Acquired in a trade with San Francisco, Smith is entering the final year of his contract.

“Well, there’s open communication between both parties. Now, I’m not in that business anymore — that’s (general manager) John Dorsey’s side of it — but there’s been open communication,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said on NFL Network’s NFL AM.

Without Smith there is no clear cut favorite for starts on the Chiefs roster even as the team drafted Aaron Murray in the fifth round.

“I’ve always believed that if there’s open communication, then normally good things happen. So, I’m sure something will get done. I can’t put a time frame on that, but I’m sure something will get done.”

The Chiefs are in no rush to sign Smith to an extension. There does not figure to be a large number of teams lining up at the door to sign the 30-year-old next year. Any deal should get done at the price the Chiefs deem necessary.

Smith is coming off a career season in 2013 that saw him set new highs with 3,313 yards passing, 23 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.