Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid courted San
Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith last offseason, and he could do the same
thing following the 2012 campaign, according to Trent Dilfer of ESPN.
Today, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer said new Kansas City coach
Andy Reid, then with the Eagles, expressed interest in acquiring Smith when he
was a free agent after the 2011 season. According to Dilfer, Reid “really likes
Dilfer notes that there was to some degree a “courtship” between
the Philadelphia Eagles, Reid’s former team, and Smith last offseason. While
Smith only officially visited the Miami Dolphins before re-signing with the 49ers,
Dilfer says that Reid “really likes Alex.”
Last season, the Chiefs went 2-14 behind the quarterback
play of Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. Dilfer believes Smith to Kansas City would
be a good move for both sides.
Before his injury and losing his starting job to Colin
Kaepernick, Smith completed 70.2 percent of his passes this season for 1,737
yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
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