Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said the Chiefs have reached out to Smith’s representatives, and an extension could clear some much-needed salary cap room.
Smith is scheduled to make $7.5 million in 2014.
“It just kind of happened naturally,’ Smith told the Kansas City Star. “I think the defense was playing great for the first half, and we played some good defenses as well.
“It was our first year in the offense, we didn’t turn the ball over, we were opportunistic in the red zone, but yes we didn’t really have the entire playbook at hand, and that’s to be expected in the first year with a lot of new faces," he added. "So as the year went on and we got more comfortable and coach [Andy] Reid got more comfortable with us and his staff, he started to trust us with more and we showed that we could handle it. By the end, I was feeling really good about things.”
Chiefs chairman Alex Hunt reiterated that signing quarterback
“When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking," Hunt said, per ESPN.com. "I don’t think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We’re glad to have him as a part of the
Smith threw for a career-high 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 431 yards. He helped Kansas City go from 2-14 to a playoff team.
"Alex is somebody who demonstrated he could play at a pretty high level with the 49ers the last several years," Hunt told the website. "Certainly we were hopeful we would see that version of him. One of the things I enjoyed about the season was watching him get better as we went along, which makes sense. Andy [Reid's] offense is pretty complicated, even for someone as bright as Alex. But the longer he played in it, the longer the rest of the team was in this offense, you could see him getting better. I think it’s very exciting for 2014 to see where that offense goes."
Smith will take the place of Tom Brady, who has elected to bow out of the game for the fifth consecutive year. Smith tossed 23 touchdowns to seven interceptions during the regular season.
Smith helped transform a 2-14 team in 2012 into a playoff participant. He completed 60.6 percent of his passes in the regular season for 3,313 yards, 23 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He rose to the occasion against Indianapolis in the first round of the playoffs by completing 30 of 46 passes for 378 yards, four scores and no picks.
He is slated to earn $7.5 million in 2014.
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||9||7||165||84||50.9||875||5.30||47||1||11||29/185||13||2||40.8|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||442||257||58.1||2890||6.54||75||16||16||35/202||34||8||74.8|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||193||94||48.7||914||4.74||45||2||4||17/121||11||1||57.2|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||10||372||225||60.5||2350||6.32||73||18||12||22/134||33||5||81.5|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||10||342||204||59.6||2370||6.93||62||14||10||25/140||30||7||82.1|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||445||273||61.3||3144||7.07||56||17||5||44/263||41||6||90.7|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||10||9||218||153||70.2||1737||7.97||55||13||5||24/137||22||4||104.1|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||508||308||60.6||3313||6.52||71||23||7||39/210||42||6||89.1|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||9||7||30||103||3.4||19||0||0||3|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||44||147||3.3||22||2||1||12|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||13||89||6.8||25||0||2||5|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||10||24||51||2.1||11||0||0||6|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||10||18||60||3.3||12||0||0||3|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||52||179||3.4||14||2||0||13|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||10||9||31||132||4.3||24||0||1||6|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||76||431||5.7||26||1||5||23|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||9||7||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||10||1||-6||-6.0||-6||0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||10||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||10||9||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||1||-4||-4.0||-4||0||0||0||0|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||9||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||7||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||9||11||3||0||6||0||0||6||0|
|2006||San Francisco 49ers||16||10||5||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2007||San Francisco 49ers||7||6||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Francisco 49ers||11||3||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2010||San Francisco 49ers||11||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||7||2||0||4||0||0||4||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||10||4||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||7||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|