One player not interested in those deals is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.
“I want to get something that’s right that I’m going to play out, absolutely, and that’s definitely a focus of mine,” Smith told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday.
Smith is entering his second season with the Chiefs after the team finished the 2013 season 11-5.
Asked directly Smith indicated he was not interested in deals given to San Francisco signal caller Colin Kaepernick or Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton.
“We’re on the record. That’s a tough question. Certainly, I think it’s a tough thing. I look at both Andy and Kap and they’re both on their rookie deals. They’re both second-round picks in the new rookie wage scale, so what were their salaries? It’s a very different situation for me.”
Smith will make $7.5 million in the final year of his current contract. He set career highs with 3,313 yards passing and 23 touchdowns earning a selection as a Pro Bowl sub.
Contract talks between the Chiefs and Smith have been on and off this offseason. Smith is still hopeful that a new deal will be worked out prior to the start of the regular season.