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 quarterback Alex Smith
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

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Winner: Alex Smith

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I know this is going to anger a lot of Kansas City Chiefs fans, but to be honest, this wasn’t even remotely a tough decision. If you have to go back to 2014 to make an argument for a guy, exactly how serious am I supposed to take it? He’s broken bones in his back multiple times, he’s broken his collar bone, and he’s injured his shoulder all in the past three years. At 37 years old, you don’t get healthier.

Truth be told, I’m going to be legitimately surprised if Tony Romo ever plays another full game in the NFL. Even if he does, the chances of getting the same player we saw several years ago are slim to none. On top of all of that, you have the issue of price. The Cowboys are predicted to get a second round pick, and possibly more, for Romo. Trading high value draft picks, and then having to pay Romo’s huge salary, just doesn’t seem worth it for a guy who may never play again.

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I hope that Tony Romo gets an opportunity somewhere else and that he is able to return to the field. However, I am nowhere near comfortable with the Chiefs taking that kind of a risk when they are already getting to the postseason with Alex Smith. Going 12-4 and winning the AFC West does not scream “we need drastic measures” to me.

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In all reality, Alex Smith is very likely to be the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. Everything we have heard from the Chiefs leadership points to that being the case. Furthermore, there really are not many options out there that could be categorized as “better” that Alex Smith. It may not be what Chiefs fans want to hear, but it’s going to be tough to find a better answer.