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Alex Smith

30-Year-Old Quarterback – Kansas City Chiefs

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Coach Andy Reid is known as one of the league's best quarterback coaches, so it was unsurprising to see Smith enjoy an efficient 2013 season, surpassing the 3-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. His...

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2014 ADP:  161.49

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Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 217   DOB: 5/7/1984  College: Utah  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Alex Smith Contract Information:

Smith agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension with the Chiefs in August of 2014. The deal guarantees Smith $45 million, with the remaining $23 million based upon certain bonuses.

September 21, 2014  –  Alex Smith News

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Smith completed 19-of-25 passes for 186 yards with three touchdowns in Sunday's win at Miami.

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Alex Smith NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2007 23 7 94 193 48.7% 914 2 4 4.7 - - - - - 13 89 6.8 0 - -
2008 24 5 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - -
2009 25 11 225 372 60.5% 2350 18 12 6.3 33 5 - - - 24 51 2.1 0 - -
2010 26 SF 11 204 342 59.6% 2370 14 10 6.9 30 7 1 0 0 18 60 3.3 0 4 2
2011 27 SF 16 273 445 61.3% 3144 17 5 7.1 42 6 0 0 0 52 179 3.4 2 7 2
2012 28 SF 10 153 218 70.2% 1737 13 5 8.0 22 4 1 0 0 31 132 4.3 0 4 1
2013 29 KC 15 308 508 60.6% 3313 23 7 6.5 42 6 0 0 0 76 431 5.7 1 7 3
2014 30 KC 3 64 102 62.7% 643 4 3 6.3 8 0 0 0 0 13 95 7.3 0 1 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Alex Smith Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2007 23 7 7.6 7.6 7.6 57.2 131 1.0 2.1 - - - - 0 - -
2008 24 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 - - - - 0 - -
2009 25 11 15.5 15.6 15.5 81.5 214 4.8 3.2 - 45 19 9 1 0 0
2010 26 SF 11 14.3 14.3 14.3 82.1 215 4.1 2.9 25 44 2 1 4 2 1
2011 27 SF 16 14.0 14.0 14.0 90.7 197 3.8 1.1 44 67 26 9 4 4 3
2012 28 SF 10 13.5 13.5 13.5 104.1 174 6.0 2.3 24 19 6 3 2 1 0
2013 29 KC 15 18.2 18.3 18.2 89.1 221 4.5 1.4 39 81 31 8 7 3 0
2014 30 KC 3 17.1 17.1 17.1 81.5 214 3.9 2.9 11 11 6 2 1 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

Alex Smith was on the field for 143 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Alex Smith was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 486 0
2013 978 0
2014 143 0
Alex Smith 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Ten 57 0 19 35 54.3% 202 1 3 5.8 3 0 6 36 6.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
2 @Den 86 0 26 42 61.9% 255 0 0 6.1 5 0 5 42 8.4 0 0 0 8 5 2 0 0 0
3 @Mia 0 0 19 25 76.0% 186 3 0 7.4 0 0 2 17 8.5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NE
5 @SF
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @SD
8 StL
10 @Buf
11 Sea
12 @Oak
13 Den
14 @Ari
15 Oak
16 @Pit
17 SD

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Alex Smith  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 4"
Weight:   217 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.71 sec
Shuttle Time:   3.97 sec
Cone Drill:   6.82 sec
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   32 in
Broad Jump:   113 in
Bench Press
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Alex Smith: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smith completed 26-of-42 passes for 255 yards with no touchdowns in Sunday's 24-17 loss at Denver. He did not turn the ball over, and rushed for 42 yards on five carries.

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Smith struggled in Sunday's 26-10 loss to Tennessee, completing just 19-of-35 passes for 202 yards. He tossed one touchdown and was intercepted three times.

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Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension with the Chiefs, the Kansas City Star reports.

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With Smith set to become a free agent after the season, the Chiefs will lock him up for the next four years. The deal guarantees Smith $45 million, with the remaining $23 million based upon certain bonuses, most of which are probably tied to his production. While questions remain regarding Smith's ability to lead a contending team, he's coming off of a season in which he threw for 23 touchdowns and a career-best 3,313 yards. Thus far in the preseason, Smith is 31-of-51 for 286 yards and two picks.
Smith will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, according to Adam Teicher of

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Smith completed 14-of-24 passes for 140 yards with two picks in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings. He also picked up 21 yards on the ground via three carries.

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Smith completed 14-of-22 passes for 127 yards and ran one time for nine yards during Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers.

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Smith is being encouraged by the Chiefs to attempt more downfield passes, reports.

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Smith was largely conservative last season, as the team's leading receiver was running back Jamaal Charles. This led to Smith throwing only seven interceptions, but the Chiefs were dominated by their opponents in terms of pass plays of 20 yards or greater. Andy Reid and company hope for this to change this season, as they will encourage their quarterback to take more chances on deep balls than in years past. If this holds true at the onset of the regular season, both Donnie Avery and Dwayne Bowe could see more opportunities for big plays down the field.
The Chiefs' negotiations with Smith on a long-term contract extension are reportedly not going well, reports.

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Smith, who will turn 30 Wednesday, is on track to become a free agent after the 2014 season. While the Chiefs are clearly interested in extending his deal, Smith is presumably looking for a lucrative contract coming off a 2013 campaign in which he threw for a career-high 3,313 yards in 15 games, while recording 23 TD passes against seven picks. With the state of the team's negotiations with Smith in mind, the report suggests that the Chiefs remain open to drafting a QB in the first round of this week's NFL draft.
Smith completed 30-of-46 passes for 378 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions, while rushing for 57 yards on eight carries, in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Colts.

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Although he showed monumental improvement as a quarterback and leader over the past couple of seasons in San Francisco, Smith's fantasy outlook was never great in the Niners' run-heavy offense. Even before getting injured and then benched in 2012, Smith was on pace to throw fewer than 400 passes. That should change under coach Andy Reid in Kansas City. Reid's pass-first style of the West Coast Offense should result in a career-high in attempts for Smith. That the team brought in former Nevada coach Chris Ault, who created the Pistol offense (the one Robert Griffin and Colin Kaepernick ran last year) could result in more production on the ground as well. Smith is already a capable rusher, amassing more than 300 yards the past two seasons, and he can buy time behind an offensive line that will go through some struggles, at least early in the season. With Dwayne Bowe, Jonathan Baldwin, Dexter McCluster, Donnie Avery and Jamaal Charles, Smith wlll also have a nice balance of size, quickness and speed among his targets.


There might not be a starting quarterback in the league with a lower ceiling than Smith, as his “career year” in 2011 consisted of throwing for just 3,144 yards (7.1 YPA) and 17 touchdowns. The lack of turnovers (five interceptions, two lost fumbles) and solid rushing numbers (179 yards and two touchdowns) helped out, but it seems safe to say that Smith is no more than a game manager. He does, however, have a very stable floor. He’ll have some more help in 2012, too, as the 49ers added three speedy upgrades at receiver in the form of first-round pick A.J. Jenkins and free-agents Mario Manningham and Randy Moss.


After a brief free agency, Smith agreed to return to San Francisco with a one-year contract with the 49ers. Coach Jim Harbaugh has talked him up all offseason, and second-round pick Colin Kaepernick isn’t a great fit as a starter for this year. If Smith does hold on to the starting spot in San Francisco, it’s probably safe to expect more of the same – below average numbers and too much inconsistency. Harbaugh figures to install a run-heavy offense, so Smith’s potential is limited even if he improves.


Smith last year threw for about 200 yards per game. The TD production was pretty solid in his 11 starts — 18 scoring strikes Smith had a reputation as runner but produced just 57 yards in those starts last year with no scores. The supporting cast seems good. Vernon Davis is the NFC’s Antonio Gates and Michael Crabtree is an ascending talent. A competent QB in SF would definitely be worthy of at least solid backup consideration and probably be a borderline starter, but Smith has never lived up to his selection as the top overall pick in 2005.


Smith appears to have fully recovered from the shoulder fracture he suffered last September, and his improved health has certainly been reflected in his off-season performance thus far. Smith has come on a lot stronger than expected, outperforming teammate Shaun Hill in the 49ers' OTA practices. While coach Mike Singletary considers the competition between Hill and Smith to be even at this point, Smith is still considered somewhat of a longshot to win the starting quarterback job. The competition will linger into exhibition play though, so Smith could conceivably beat out Hill for the starting job if he continues to outplay him through the exhibition schedule. If J.T. O'Sullivan could do it in 2008 then anything is possible. Either way, don't expect any sizable contributions from Smith in the fantasy realm this season.


Mike Martz offers hope for the owners of Niners QBs. But Alex Smith seems like an empty vessel. Look at the numbers: Hill had five TDs in 80 attempts with a 101 QB rating. Sure, the YPA was a pedestrian 6.3, suggesting the TDs were a fluke. And he fumbled three times on four sacks, losing two. The sample size is also miniscule. But Smith had two TD passes in 193 attempts, posted a pathetic 4.7 YPA and has been backsliding since September of 2006. Yes, Martz is his fourth offensive coordinator in four years, but Smith's the primary reason those predecessors got canned. The major surgery to his throwing shoulder is another issue, as is his public feud with his head coach. Smith's leash is two games, max, and might be as short as two quarters. The career progressions of Smith and Hill are a perfect illustration of how flummoxed NFL decision makers are when it comes to scouting and developing QBs. Hill wasn't even drafted and got some attention only after playing well in NFL Europe, which no longer even exists. He came to the Niners by way of the Vikings and only got a chance to start a game when all the other options were injured. Now, he has a three-year deal and a serious chance to start over a No. 1 overall pick who plays like an undrafted free agent. Whoever emerges in August should be a late-round pocket pick as a third QB because of Martz, who has made a career of turning other people’s castoffs into fantasy value and sometimes even fantasy gold.


Just when we thought he was turning the corner, he took a wrong turn right into Palookaville. His QB rating in the second half of 2006 was less than 70, which rightfully gets QBs benched nowadays. It was about 80 in the first half and actually 89 in September, when the Niners really focused on limiting any chance for him to make mistakes. The Niners seem really hesitant to kick Smith out of the nest and see if he can fly. Maybe they know something. The Niners are also not the Niners anymore, meaning they’ve deemphasized the pass and want to play power, running football. That’s quite sad, really. And the exact opposite of what every team should strive to do even if they don’t have all those Walsh/Montana/Young Super Bowl trophies in the lobby. But when your QB averages 5.9 YPA in the first half, and your backs average 5.4 yards per carry, you can’t really argue with play-calling splits favoring the run. The receiving corps needs a boost, and the Seahawks could barely give Darrell Jackson away, which leads us to believe that his knee problems are chronic.


Any former No. 1 pick is draftable when he’s a certain starter. But there is no evidence that Smith will reward the faith the Niners showed. Last year, it was a house of horrors for Smith: 0 QB rating on 20 attempts late/close, a 4.2 YPA on first down and a 32 QB rating on 27 attempts of 11-to-20 yards. You can grab guys out of the stands at halftime and have them put numbers up like that. You want something more than draft order to hang your hat on in the final rounds? How about Norv Turner, who was uncharacteristically aggressive calling passes on a terrible Raiders team last year. Oakland was third in percentage of passes overall and on first down and first in passing percentage in the red zone. Turner is a veteran coordinator who will be given free reign to call plays by second-year head coach Mike Nolan, and while the weapons at his disposal are slowly improving, the growing pains will likely continue for Smith this season.


We think Rattay, health permitting, has a good chance to hold off Alex Smith in training camp and start, though it’s only a matter of time before Smith takes over. Rattay is also recovering from a torn tendon at the bottom of his right foot, but expects to be ready for training camp. Even if Rattay were to keep the job all season (which is unlikely, both because of Smith’s presence and Rattay’s own durability issues), we don’t see much upside here given Rattay’s modest arm strength, lack of scrambling ability and below-average receiving corps.