The fact that we are throwing $3 mill a year at him and six other teams were trying to acquire his services. Someone sees potential there.
Until he plays no one will know. But someone on this current staff is really fond of him.
We just can't declare him better than Cassel, until he has proven that he is or is not. The only people who would know that (The Saints) didn't pay him as much as we did. That being said, the Vikings paid Cassel more than what we paid Daniels.
Well the end of this thread will come when time tells the story to become, the story of Alex Smith, a CHIEF QB! So let us all let the story play out, and put to rest the cost, and focus on the fact, it is done. That being said, I would encourage you all to make finale comments so we can move on to the coming season, and the draft.
I will make mine. Alex Smith is a Chief! No QB in this draft this year is worth a #1 over all pick, in fact, no qb in the draft is worth a 1st round pick, some are worthy of a later rounds. We need OL first round. That is my thoughts, and all I am going to say about the Alex Smith deal.
I do remember people saying something to the effect ( and are still saying it ) that they wanted a QB taken with the #1 overall pick. Well, you got him. Alex Smith was taken #1 overall -- just not in 2013 or by the Chiefs -- outside of that, what is all the complaining about?
The point is, nobody knows what's going to happen with Alex Smith any more than they know what would happen with a rookie QB drafted at #1 in 2013. Get it? Got it? Good.
Also the Chiefs are shopping Albert for a second round + a pick next year. They are trying to get their picks back for A. Smith.
Yeah but Dorsey has already come out and said that there is no QB is this draft that doesn't warrant a first overall (or was it first round) pick
So... Tony Romo for $108m w/ $55m guaranteed and only 1 playoff win. Suddenly Alex Smith for a couple draft picks and $8m/yr looks like a freaking bargain!!! If Jerry Jones is trying to prove he's a good GM, he sure has a funny way of going about it... geez... next time you feel bad about the direction of this franchise, just count your blessings we don't have a star on our helmets. lol
So, if one wants to look at it this way, to get Smith, the Chiefs traded from the top of the 2nd round to the bottom of the 3rd round in 2013 and traded a 2nd or 3rd round pick in 2014 for a 2013 6th rounder.
And of course, according to the draftniks, let's take a QB or D-Lineman with the 1st pick, so that Alex Smith and other Chiefs QB's can continue to get splattered all over turf, like we've seen with previous Chiefs QB's from 2007 on to this day since Roaf and Shields retired.