Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Dilemma: Alex Smith Vs Tony Romo

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kansas City Chiefs Andy Reid
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

The spotlight is shining on the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback situation. How does Alex Smith stack up to other options? Here’s a breakdown of Smith and Tony Romo.

It’s not unfair to say that the Kansas City Chiefs would have advanced further in the playoffs with a better quarterback. That’s not to put everything that went wrong on the shoulders of Alex Smith. In truth, Smith didn’t play terribly at all. He just didn’t do enough to pick up the slack for other parts of the offense. That’s kind of a recurring theme in the Chiefs recent postseason history.

However, the fallout from this last postseason is very real. It isn’t just the fan base and media wondering what will give at the quarterback spot. Now we even see some hesitation from Andy Reid and Clark Hunt. There may even be some blowback from players on the roster if we’re reading Marcus Peters right.

Alex Smith has been a contentious figure for a while now. There is no doubt that the Chiefs could do much worse at quarterback. We all know that to be true, even if the hyperbole out there doesn’t show it. However, we also know that we could do much better. That’s the whole crux of this. Alex Smith is about as middle of the road as it gets at quarterback.

This offseason presents some intriguing avenues for addressing the quarterback position. If a team is willing to put the resources into it, they could score a quality player. However, a team could spend the same resources and miss horribly. Some teams may even be best suited to simply hold pat on their options and just see what develops.

Where do the Kansas City Chiefs fall in that scenario? Well, it’s hard to know for sure. So I’m going to go through this one option at a time and we’ll see if we can find that better option. First up on the docket…Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys. So let’s see how they compare…