Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Dilemma: Alex Smith Vs Kirk Cousins

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Another season, another time to speculate as to what the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback situation will be in 2017. How does Alex Smith look against some of the available free agents? Here’s a breakdown of Smith and Kirk Cousins.

Looking at the Chiefs’ early exit from the playoffs, it wouldn’t be too crazy of a theory to say that the Kansas City Chiefs would have advanced further in the playoffs with a better quarterback.

That doesn’t mean the loss was all Alex Smith‘s fault though. Smith really didn’t play terribly at all, but he also didn’t play terrific football either.

The fallout from this last postseason is very real and everyone is now debating about who the next quarterback will be for the KC Chiefs.

Alex Smith is a topic of conversation in Kansas City and has been since arriving to town in 2013. There is no doubt that the Chiefs could do much worse at quarterback, even if some fans don’t want to admit it.

There’s also the side of that fans know the team could do much better at the most important position in the sport. That’s the whole crux of this. Alex Smith is about as middle of the road as it gets at quarterback.

This offseason presents a lot of free agent quarterbacks that the Chiefs could take a gamble on. I’m going to go through this one option at a time and we’ll see if we can find that better option. Today we’re going to put Smith up against Kirk Cousins of the Washington Redskins. So let’s see how they compare…