"I loved his accuracy," Reid said. "I love his want to be great. I love the way he took things over and challenged everybody around him. I appreciated his whole game. His approach to the game raised the whole team. He's a gym rate. You've got to kick him out of the building. I was almost on secret double probation his first week in the building because he wanted to stay there forever. I'd have to kick him out. I said, 'You gotta go.'"
He threw a career-high 23 touchdowns last season in leading Kansas City to the playoffs.
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."
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|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|
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|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|
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