Andy Reid makes it clear, Alex Smith is his starting quarterback

AP

The Chiefs bumped rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes up to the second string last week, but that’s as far as he’s going.

At least this year.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid attempted to temporarily block out the light emanating from his bright young quarterback, saying there’s not a competition for starting quarterback Alex Smith‘s starting role.

“It’s Alex’s job. That’s what it is. There’s no gray area with that,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said when asked about the chances of Mahomes taking over this year, via Terez Paylor of he Kansas City Star.

Of course, the promotion is probably inevitable, since Smith isn’t getting younger, has two years left on his contract, and the Chiefs traded a future first-rounder to get their hands on Mahomes with the 10th overall pick.

Everybody seems to know this will happen at some point, including Smith and his agent.

So barring an injury, they’re apparently more than content to let Smith conduct a year’s apprenticeship.

15 responses to “Andy Reid makes it clear, Alex Smith is his starting quarterback

  1. Sounds about right, mediocre coach supporting a mediocre at best QB. Here is to another year for Chef’s fans and their complacent standard of mediocrity.

  2. Yet the annoying media looking for drama articles will continue to ask the same question every press conference.

  3. joetoronto says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    The Chiefs got what they asked for with the Koolaid Man.
    ————————

    He’s a heck of a lot better that what we have had recently. I’ll take it.

    At least we aren’t saddled with Jack Del Rio.

  4. joetoronto says:
    August 21, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    The Chiefs got what they asked for with the Koolaid Man.
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    Just as the Raiders got what they asked for with Del Rio, a team that folded like a wet pup tent at the first sign of trouble.

  5. Mahomes will start his career like Kaepernick did.. Alex Smith concussion and then Mahomes will never give up the position again. Then he will do something boneheaded like kneel during a playoff game, giving the media something to bloviate over next off season.

  6. My Chiefs aren’t going anywhere again, for the 48th consecutive season, and without an elite starting QB and nothing more than an misplaced over-hype in Mahomes, half a century of ‘wait till next year’ looks to be a cinch.

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