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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five issues surrounding the Chiefs heading into the off-season.
ALL IN ON ALEX: Yes, the Chiefs have numerous decisions to make regarding their crop of free-agents, from Branden Albert to Dexter McCluster to Tyson Jackson to Kendrick Lewis and so on.
But they also need to take care of another player who still has one year left on his contract -- quarterback Alex Smith.
The National Football Post reported earlier this week that the Chiefs indeed will try to extend Smith's contract beyond the 2014 season.
Yes, it would be beneficial for the Chiefs' organization to draft a quarterback this year and start developing that quarterback to eventually be Smith's replacement someday. That's even more reason to lock Smith into a long-term deal.
Smith could be an excellent tutor in that process.
Smith has earned an extension, and that won't come cheap. He is set to make $7.5 million in 2014 and as the National Football Post pointed out, he is ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The 2013 Kansas City Chiefs roster consisted of eight Pro Bowl participants and four All Pro selections. It certainly has a great deal of strengths.
But that doesn’t mean there are not areas that need improvement for next season. In today’s edition of Top 5, we will list the five greatest positions of need in Kansas City.
1. Wide Receiver
Outside of Dwaye Bowe, who had a lackluster...
The 2013 Kansas City Chiefs had an incredible season. They went from the worst team in the NFL to a wild card team. While they fell short of the ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl, the progress they made with a new general manager, new head coach and new quarterback was astronomical. And even with the playoffs still rolling along for eight NFL franchises, it is never too early...
According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs OL Eric Fisher was selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, however, he rarely performed as the top player taken. The team used Fisher on the right side, and he struggled out of the gate making the transition. His durability came into question as injuries forced him to miss three regular season games and...
The Kansas City Chiefs have their signal caller of the future, now all they need to do is get him signed for the future.
According to Jason Cole of the National Football Post, The Kansas City Chiefs will try to extend the contract of quarterback Alex Smith this off-season before he begins the final year of his current deal, a source said Wednesday.
Smith led the Chiefs from a 2...
The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the hottest teams in the league after having themselves a rough 2012 season. I knew this team would do great things, but I didn’t expect them to be great right away.
I figured this would be a playoff team and possible number one seed contender in the future. The addition of head coach Andy Reid and starting quarterback Alex Smith did some wonders...
Tonight is very difficult for Chiefs fans. And if you don’t understand what I’m talking about, here’s the essential sentiment:
The Chiefs should be playing right now.
— Brooke Wells (@14_bdub) January 12, 2014
The team who came back from being down by four touchdowns against the Chiefs is currently playing the New England Patriots in the divisional playoff round. Simply...
Jason Cole of the National Football Post reported today that the Chiefs are looking to work an extension out with starting quarterback Alex Smith.
#Chiefs will try to extend contract of QB Alex Smith this offseason: http://t.co/9nFcRRJ954
— Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) January 8, 2014
As the report notes, Smith is entering the final year of a contract he signed in 2012. He would...
Pat McAfee simply was attempting to capture an image of Adam Vinatieri being interviewed by the media in a presumably boisterous, enthusiastic and jovial Indianapolis Colts locker room following a magnificent comeback playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend. Unbeknownst to the Colts punter at the time when he tweeted the image, in […]The post Long Luck Dong? Pat McAfee...
Since the Chiefs bowed out of the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, it may be difficult for Kansas City fans to watch anymore football this year. But then you remember it’s arguably the best weekend of football all year: the divisional playoff round.
Two of the team’s division rivals, the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos, will play Sunday afternoon at 3:40 PM central time...
This might be Joe McKnight’s final chance in the NFL.
Manish Mehta is reporting that McKnight signed a reserve/future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Former Jets RB Joe McKnight signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs. Has talent. Needs to be more reliable and durable. #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 11, 2014
Normally for Behind Enemy Lines, we would be chatting with the editor for the Chiefs opponent to see how they would be approaching the upcoming game. But since the Chiefs are done for the 2013 season, we took the opportunity to learn about the offseason of a familiar foe: the Oakland Raiders. James Arcellana from the cover32 site for the Raiders answered our questions for Oakland...
The Kansas City Chiefs will try to extend the contract of quarterback Alex Smith this offseason be-fore he begins the final year of his current deal, a source said Wednesday.
Smith led the Chiefs as they went from 2-14 in 2012 to an 11-5 record and playoff appearance this season. He has one year left on a three-year deal he signed in 2012. The final year is worth $7.5 million, all...
It’s official. Johnny Football is now going to be Johnny Pro Football, as Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel announced on Wednesday that he was declaring himself eligible for the NFL Draft in May.
In the coming months, everyone will debate whether or not the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner can excel at the next level. Coaches, general managers, fans and media members will argue...
Ohio State's defensive staff is in need of a major overhaul now with the breaking news that defensive line coach Mike Vrabel is leaving the staff to join the Houston Texans.