Chiefs coach Andy Reid says he expects quarterback Alex Smith to remain in Kansas City beyond this season.
Echoing comments from Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey, Reid said on NFL AM that the Chiefs feel confident that Smith will agree to terms before next offseason, when he’s scheduled to hit free agency.
“There’s open communication with both parties,” Reid said. “I’m not in that business anymore — that’s John Dorsey’s side of it — but there’s been open communication. I’ve always believed that when there’s open communication good things happen, so I’m sure something will get done. I can’t put a time frame on it, but I’m sure something will get done.”
Reid said Smith showed during the 2013 season that he was improving rapidly once he became comfortable with the offense and the Chiefs’ receivers.
“Every week he got a little bit better, a little more comfortable, got to know the guys around him a little bit better so the timing on the routes became better,” Reid said. “That’s just because of the familiarity with the offense.”
Although he’s entering his 10th NFL season, Smith just turned 30 this month. There’s no reason he can’t be running Reid’s offense for several more years.