Found January 10, 2014 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
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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. Good idea. 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 ...
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