NFL quarterback Alex Smith bounced back after a rocky season with the San Francisco 49ers due to injuries. Smith was dropped by San Francisco and picked-up by the Kansas City Chiefs as reported on Mar. 13, by the NFL.
Smith is slated to be the starting quarterback for the Chiefs. He will be working with the Chiefs new coach, former Philadelphia Eagle's Andy Reid. Reid said he respects and admires Smith's abilities.
Reid told the Sacramento Bee, "When I was in Philadelphia, for whatever reason we seemed to play (the 49ers) every year, and I got to see him (Smith) first hand." Reid also said, "Smith was somebody if I had the chance, I would want on my team. So I did inquire about him periodically with the 49ers."
Smith got what he wanted in being acquired by the Kansas City Chiefs, "It's what I've wanted from the start, from when all this trade talk first started, was to end up here," Smith told the NFL Network. "I'm thankful it worked out and excited to get to work," Smith said.
Quarterback Chase Daniels traded from the New Orleans Saints will play back-up to Smith in their new home with KCC.
The Chiefs' record for last season is 2-14. With a new coaching staff leader and new starting quarterback, and new backup quarterback, it's truly a new beginning for the team.