Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) talks with offensive coordinator Doug Pederson (left) and head coach Andy Reid (right) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs: Alex Smith has Overcome a Lot to Become a Winner


We are going to need some kind of moratorium on Alex Smith posts here soon as we’ve covered many of the different angles of Smith over the last two days. However, there is a great post floating around about Smith that needs to be read by all.

Pro Football Spot gives us a unique look at Smith through the eyes of fans and journalists who have been following him his entire career. The amount of times the words “winner” appears is staggering. One of the best statements from the entire post can be found below.

From Pro Football Spot:

He is several things in one, and he’s never, ever gotten the credit he deserves. Whenever there is blame, the dude has taken so much of it it’s really not even fair to say he was anything but the whipping boy. When he’s done things right, it’s always been because he has a great defense, a great running game, or a great coach. There are a lot of things this guy is, but a loser or a bust aren’t either of them.

Alex isn’t and never will be Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, or Tom Brady, but he is a winner. He’s overcame an immense amount of garbage, he’s got a better winning % in his last 38 starts than anyone in the NFL and he can get you to a Superbowl.

No reasonable Chiefs or football fan will argue against the idea that Alex Smith is better than any quarterback the Chiefs have had since Trent Green. Literally zeros of people will argue for the return of Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Kyle Orton, or Brodie Croyle. Smith is by far the better talent of any of those quarterbacks, and the production of the quarterback position has improved.

He has proven to be a guy who wants to win and prove all of his doubters (including me) wrong. He’s definitely a guy you want to root for and want to see succeed. The fact that his is a Chief only makes that desire stronger.

The question with Smith will always be if he can make the plays the Chiefs need when they are behind multiple possessions. Several of the writers talked about his unwillingness to do things that will lead to losses, but will he do the things that will bring a team back from behind?

Smith is a fascinating character who is going to be in Chiefs red for a long time. Hopefully the people who have watched him the most are more right about his ceiling than what the first nine games in Kansas City have thus far. (And, yes, that’s a weird sentence to type about a 9-0 team.)

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  • Chuck Burrell

    A nice piece.

  • Chuck Burrell

    A nice piece.

  • Gary Durr

    I am glad someone recognized him in a good positive way. He is going to be one of Chiefs great!

  • Gary Durr

    I am glad someone recognized him in a good positive way. He is going to be one of Chiefs great!

  • Aaron Martin

    I AGREE!! He is doing his job right now and we are 9-0! This time last year we had every reason to complain about the QB situation, now at 9-0 people still want to say things. Really? And that’s in a Gilly voice. (SNL)

  • Aaron Martin

    I AGREE!! He is doing his job right now and we are 9-0! This time last year we had every reason to complain about the QB situation, now at 9-0 people still want to say things. Really? And that’s in a Gilly voice. (SNL)

  • John Burman

    Smith seems to just get the job done without fanfare. I’ll take a team quarterback like him over a bunch of stars.

  • Stephen Doroha

    Always been a Smith guy!! & now he’s a Chief & I couldn’t be happier about it!! He’s averaging 200 or more a game he has a couple games in the low 100′s BIG DEAL!! He rushes alot too & doing great things for us GO CHIEFS!! & keep up the great work Alex all of us Chief fans will love you & what you do for years to come!!

  • Jim Harper

    What I always go back to is Alex Smith was who Andy Reid and John Dorsey wanted first and foremost. There was never any doubt in their minds. Now if Andrew Luck had been there for the taking, of course they would have gone that way, but this rookie class of QB’s was very weak, so they went with the best available QB available and you won’t find any regret in their decision. He is certainly capable of bringing a team back. You only have to go back to the National league championship game against the Giants which they should have won and their game with the Saints the week prior. He played as great as any QB I have seen in those two games and barely missed a Super Bowl. We are lucky to have him.

  • Miguel

    I have been a fan and a supporter of Alex since he started with the 49ers. He had the absolute worst coaches for years and still had the strength to come back. Sport writers and fans whine and ask if he can bring a team back from a deficit in a clutch. Why the hell does everyone forget the Saints playoff game of a couple years ago-and in New Orleans. He brought the team back from a deficit TWICE in the last 4 minutes of the game, running one touchdown in from 28 yards out and throwing the winning pass through a needle eye with only 9 seconds left. Give him a chance to play and learn his receivers and he WILL lead the Chiefs to the championship!!!!

  • kcpauly

    Bout time someone wrote a positive article about AS11, I’ve been defending this guy since he got here, defending him for what? I guess leading our team to 9-0 and yes I said HE IS LEADING our team like it or not this guy is a winner and I love that we got him, I have quite a few Niner fan friends that are pissed off that SF got rid of him and they say ” you lucky bastards got AS11, probably going to the SB now” and I just smile and say “Probably” lovin’ me some Chiefs
    Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PunjabiPete

    I feel like someone trolled every post I’ve made and made them into quotes for this article. I approve 100%. No one tell None ofyour business. That is all.