Alex Smith Extension Worth $68 Million Over Four Years
- Updated: September 1, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs decided Alex Smith was their quarterback now and in the future and extended his deal for four years and $68 million. Smith came to the Chiefs from the San Francisco 49ers last year for second-round draft picks in 2013 and 2014. Smith threw for a career-best 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns last year in his first season as the Chiefs’ starter. The extension keeps him in Kansas City through 2018.
Smith, 30, will receive a significant pay raise as he had one year left on a contract that was set to pay him $7.5 million this season.
“It was a priority of ours to get this deal done and keep Alex in a Chiefs uniform long-term,” Kansas City general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. “Alex is a proven leader on and off the field. He is a special individual with a lot of ability, and we are fortunate to have him here.”
While there may have been some head butting internally over the decision to extend Smith Head Coach Any Reid was well pleased.
“Alex is a smart, talented football player that has adapted well to our offensive scheme,” Reid said. “He also, obviously, has had a tremendous amount of success as a quarterback in this league. We as a team are very happy to have Alex as our quarterback moving forward.”