Kansas City Chiefs rumors have the franchise committing to quarterback Alex Smith long-term. The Chiefs rumors were confirmed by ESPN late Sunday (Aug. 31), with the site reporting that he is getting a four-year extension worth about $68 million. This will keep him as the leader of the team through the 2018 NFL season and pay him handsomely for what he accomplished last season in the AFC West. As for the 2014 season, he will make $7.5 million in the final year of his previous deal.
The trade to acquire Smith from the San Francisco 49ers has really paid off well, especially when compared to what the quarterbacks did for the team in 2012. In that season, they combined for a 2-14 record, eight touchdown passes, and 20 interceptions. When Smith took over he posted an 11-4 record, 23 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. He had the team undefeated for a huge chunk of the regular season before leading them into the 2014 NFL Playoffs.
Having these Kansas City Chiefs rumors confirmed will probably make fans of the franchise very pleased. They had been struggling to find someone with consistency to play quarterback but may now have the answer for many years to come. Alex Smith will lead the team in its season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 7. They will play the game at home with a start time of 1 p.m. ET. They follow that up with a Week 2 road game against the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos.