I think Alex Smith would represent the greatest upgrade at the QB position the Chiefs could hope to land this offseason. BUT, I would be in the boat full of people who think he would be a stop-gap until the position could be filled permanantly by another player. His small hands have always bothered me when it came to him as a "franchise QB." I just don't think consistency can be expected when the QB has hands that size. I'm only 6'1 and my hands spand a little over 10.5 inches. Alex Smith is 6'4 with hands that measure 9.3 inches... that's CRAZY! That's like cutting my fingers off at the first knuckle!! I don't see how he's been as successful as he has.
There just isn't a whole lot out there to be had in terms of QB talent. Even if the Chiefs landed Alex Smith, I'd still want them to go after Nick Foles and perhaps another kid in the 2nd round like Barkley who ran this system in college. I'd feel confident about going into next season having to choose a couple guys out of that group, Cassel, and Stanzi.
Alex Smith wants to be a starter. The only way he comes to KC is if we hand him the starting position. If we do that then we are not drafting a QB before round 3. Basically meaning we trying the same thing that hasn't worked for years again.
Yes, SF ultimately makes the trade but I can easily see them working with Alex Smith to send him somewhere he knows he will start.
alex smith would be a servicable upgrade but not a solution and certainly not at the price tag. better off taking a flynn flyer or depend on the draft solution. best option maybe a matt moore to give us a year or two till the new recruit is ready.
i am still hoping alex tanney shines thru this spring. for u stat guys his were out of this world, and ya gotta luv his video. i kno it was div III but would it not be sweet if he becomes the real deal.
I've been one of those that have compared Alex Smith to Matt Cassel. But Alex Smith led the league in completion % this year. Cassel would have never done that. If we are gonna run a west coast Andy Reid offense, you want a guy like that complete those passes. Starting to think we trade for Alex Smith, draft Joeckel at LT, and tag Dwayne Bowe. Not my favorite strategy but it could work.
It's a lot better scenario than a suddenly injury-questionable, more expensive LT in Albert, a reach of a QB at #1 overall, and watching Bowe walk.
That being said, I think the more likely scenario will be acquiring Alex Smith, and re-signing both Albert and Bowe and then taking BPA #1 overall. If this happens, it's going to give us GREAT insight into the draft strategy and scouting department of this new regime.
BUT, whoever the QB winds up being, the receiving core must be upgraded or Baldwin must blossom and step up. And pass-protection must improve.