Andy Reid reiterates commitment to Alex Smith
29 January 2017
Coach Andy Reid reiterated that he is committed to Alex Smith as the Chiefs' starting quarterback for 2017.
Smith's 2016 season was his worst in Kansas City, and his performance in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to Pittsburgh was one of his worst of the year. Still, the Chiefs aren't considering turning the page. At least not yet. "Alex is our quarterback — there’s no question about that or anything else," Reid said at Pro Bowl weekend. "I surely didn’t want to insinuate that (was not the case) at all." Smith has talent limitations that aren't going away, and will always prevent him from being more than a glorified game manager. Owed $17 million in 2018, Smith is entering a make-or-break year in 2017.