Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly bound to join ESPN as an NFL analyst.
A familiar face for Kansas City Chiefs fans is set to be seen on ESPN, according to a report from The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand. In his report, Marchand said that Alex Smith is set to join ESPN.
According to Marchand, Kansas City Chiefs fans will be able to find Smith on ESPN as he starts out as an analyst for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Marchand added that Smith could potentially end up with a larger role further down the line.
You should check out Marchand’s full report here.
Kansas City Chiefs: Former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith reportedly joining ESPN
It’s been a little bit since he was in Kansas City, but Smith did spend several years with the Chiefs, helping the team improve during his time here before Patrick Mahomes eventually earned the starting quarterback spot.
Smith had one heck of a career during his time in the NFL, playing in the league from 2005 through 2020. In that timeframe, Smith missed a couple of seasons due to injuries, 2008 and 2019. During his lengthy NFL career, Smith was in Kansas City from 2013 through 2017, spending five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
While he was with the Chiefs, Smith was solid, putting up respectable stats in Andy Reid’s offense.
During the regular season, he compiled a 50-26 record, completing 1,587 passes on 2,436 attempts for 17,608 yards and 102 touchdowns against 33 interceptions. He also ran for an additional 1,672 yards and 10 touchdowns in that timeframe.
Smith was most recently a member of the Washington Football Team. He was there from 2018 through 2020. Smith announced his decision to retire back in April 2021. Given his age, the injuries he’s suffered, and the amount of time he spent in the NFL, it’s hard to blame him for making the decision to move on and pursue something else.