Chiefs Not Considering Benching Alex Smith For Rookie Patrick Mahomes
According to Jason La Canfora, the Chiefs should not contemplating benching veteran QB Alex Smith in favor of first-round decide Patrick Mahomes, regardless of the crew’s latest struggles.
Even so, crew sources have advised La Canfora that Kansas City is “very bullish” on Mahomes and his capacity to take over because the crew’s starter as quickly as subsequent season. La Canfora provides that there’s a “strong sense” that Mahomes could possibly be a franchise quarterback sooner relatively than later.
As for Smith, La Canfora says that the one manner he would lose his job can be to harm, so it seems as if this season is all on Smith.
The Chiefs are 1-Four of their previous 5 video games, regardless of a robust and spectacular begin to the 2017 season.
Numerous GMs which have spoken to La Canfora anticipate the Chiefs buying Smith through the offseason, as he nonetheless has one yr remaining on his team-friendly contract. La Canfora tosses out the Jaguars, Cardinals and Broncos are just a few groups price anticipating Smith subsequent yr.
Smith, 33, is a former first-round decide of the 49ers again in 2005. After seven years in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Chiefs in 2013.
Smith is within the fourth yr of his five-year, $76 million contract that features $45 million assured and stands to make a base wage of $10.eight million for the 2017 season.
In 2017, Smith has appeared in 10 video games for the Chiefs and thrown for two,674 yards whereas finishing 69.Four p.c of his passes to associate with 18 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has additionally rushed for 200 yards on and a landing. Pro Football Focus has him rated because the No. 7 quarterback out of 38 qualifying gamers.