Alex Smith is going to be landing with a new team soon and while the KC Chiefs would be a fun landing spot, this wouldn’t make much sense for either side.
After an incredible comeback for the ages, Alex Smith is going to be searching for a new home, as the Washington Football Team is going to part ways with the 36-year-old quarterback. Kansas City Chiefs fans have a special bond with Smith, as he joined their team in 2013 and led them to five winning seasons, four playoff appearances, and two division titles.
As a result, it makes sense to write an article discussing if Smith could be a possibility for Kansas City. The short answer is no. It’s not that it wouldn’t be fun to have Smith back in a Chiefs uniform, but there are several reasons why this wouldn’t really fit for either side.
For one, Smith is probably going to be too expensive for the Chiefs to sign. He could take a pay cut if he wanted to return to the team where he had the most success, but that’s the next part of why this wouldn’t make sense — Smith wants to be a starter.
The KC Chiefs don’t need a starting quarterback, which is reason No. 1 why Alex Smith probably doesn’t come back to Kansas City.
Smith showed last season that he’s still good enough to start in the NFL. It wasn’t until he took the field and started playing that Washington made a run at the division and ultimately won it. Had Smith been healthy down the stretch, maybe the Football Team finishes the 2020 season with a winning record (not that that mattered).
Even though I know Smith coming back to the Chiefs isn’t likely, it’s fun to think about. He could return to the franchise where he proved that he wasn’t a draft bust, sit behind Patrick Mahomes (the very guy he mentored in 2017), and maybe win a ring or two in the final few years of his career.
If Mahomes were to get injured, Chiefs fans know Smith can enter a game and win because that’s all he did in Kansas City (at least during the regular season). This would be a fun signing for the city and the fans, but it’s doubtful the Chiefs could afford him or that Smith would want to be relegated to a backup role.
Hopefully, Smith gets one final shot to make a splash in the NFL, but it’d sure be fun to see him come back to Kansas City.