By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Aug 31st 11:18pm EDT
Smith was owed $8 million for 2014, so the deal is actually worth $76 million over 5 seasons, or an average of $15.2 million per year, with $45 million guaranteed. (Source: Terez Paylor on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This seems to be a fair deal for both parties. Smith has improved under Andy Reid and seems more willing to make or attempt tough throws. He remains a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes.
By Kevin Steele, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 12:25am EDT
Alex Smith was mostly ineffective in the Chiefs preseason opener against the Bengals. Smith only played the 3 series for the Chiefs, in which he went 3-5 for 19 yards and a lost fumble on his second series of the game.
Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs need Smith to build on the success he had last year to have a chance to compete in 2014. Smith is a QB2, or a bye week filler at this point. Smith is hoping to land a contract extension, but the Chiefs do not seem willing to overpay for him.
By Clinton Ho, Chiefs Correspondent, Fri, Jul 18th 3:34pm EDT
Smith, who has one year left on his contract, wants to sign an extension and continue his career in Kansas City. The Chiefs, with about $9.4 million of salary cap space available, are facing a quandary with Smith, 30, and outside linebacker Justin Houston, 25, entering the final years of their contracts before they can become unrestricted free agents. (Source: Kansas City Star
Fantasy Impact: Smith continues to act with professionalism and admits that while he would like a long term deal, he says, "there’s still plenty of time. I still have a whole year left. And who knows what will happen?" Smith is the ideal quarterback to have while looking for an heir. That being said, a 2-3 year contract wouldn't be surprising.
NFL.com | Sep 1st
Alex Smith came out on the winning end of his new deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. But the veteran quarterback says the contract is "fair both ways." Did the team err by investing in the 30-year-old?
EDSFootball | Sep 1st
The Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Alex Smith have agreed to a four-year extension worth $68 million that includes $45 million in guaranteed money, per Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
As he was entering the final year of his contract, that means he is now under contract through the 2018 season.
In his first season in Kansas City with Andy Reid, Smith threw for 3,313 yards and 23 t...
NFL.com | Sep 1st
Alex Smith said he didn't want an Andy Dalton-type, pay-as-you-go contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. The veteran QB didn't have to settle for one with the four-year, $68M deal he signed Sunday.
RotoWire.com | Sep 1st
Alex Smith: Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension with the Chiefs, the Kansas City Star reports.
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NFL.com | Aug 31st
Just days before the NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs finalized a deal that will keep quarterback Alex Smith in Kansas City for a while. Smith will get $45 million in guaranteed money.
ProFootballTalk | Aug 31st
Alex Smith was prepared to pull the plug on contract talks if they ever became a distraction. It never got to that point. After an intense and largely secretive day of negotiations, the Chiefs and Smith have worked out a four-year, $68 million extension. Per a league source, Smith gets $30 million guaranteed at signing. …
Rotoworld | Aug 31st
Chiefs agreed to terms with QB Alex Smith on a four-year, $68 million extension through 2018.
ESPN | Jul 25th
Alex Smith may be leading the Chiefs on the field, but how is he holding them back in fantasy?