Report: Alex Smith and Chiefs are 'far apart' on extension talks despite Andy Reid's optimism

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    June 3, 2014 5:14 p.m.

    Alex needs to be real here. Alex isn't going to get a top QB deal. He should be content to sign something much smaller. If Alex thinks he is going to get 126 mil he is nuts. Maybe 27 million over 3 years is more like it.

    June 1, 2014 11:14 p.m.

    @ed grady

    Smith took a pathetic 2-14 team and led them to 11-5 and the playoffs. I'm not sure what you mean by "Smith is not a playoff qb".

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    May 30, 2014 11:41 a.m.

    Ha ha! Love the Alex Smith/Utah haters who are just seething over his success.

    Get your money Alex, you deserve it!

  • Arm of Orion Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 29, 2014 12:00 p.m.

    In Smith's playoff game against the Colts he was 30/46 378 yds and 4 TDs with 0 interceptions. What more can you want from him Grady? To play defense too? Teams would kill for those numbers in the post season. Then, to top it all off in his playoff games Smith has thrown 0 interceptions in his 100+ postseason passes. Contrast that with Kap who in his last 80 attempts has thrown 3 picks, 3 TDs for only 576 yards. Further, Smith's two longest passes in the post season are 79 and 73 yarders whereas Kaps areboth 45 yards. No, Smith is a good QB and can get things done in the postseason. Try again ed?

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 29, 2014 9:51 a.m.

    "...Smith's numbers were great, but Kaepernick proved himself to be a winner...".

    CK is the only starting QB in the history of the franchise to lose a Super Bowl.

    CK lost the NFC Championship Game last year.

    Super Bowl loser...NFC Championship loser...

    The trend is your friend...

    In CK's case...

    His trend line in Championship games is headed in the wrong direction.

    "...the playoffs are where the big money is earned...".

    Which is exactly why Romo got the big money in Dallas?

    Which is exactly why Cutler got the big money in Chicago?

    Which is exactly why Stafford got the big money in Detroit?


  • grizzly125 sl, UT
    May 29, 2014 8:53 a.m.

    let's see. Kapernick didn't win the superbowl. They may have got there, but he lost it....did'nt get back last year. Smith turned a 2 win team around to go to the playoffs in one season. Alex is every bit as good as Kap or better. Better leader, not a punk, doesn't have the law after him. I don't get what these teams expect. Only one team can win the SB. Not even Payton Manning could do it last year....and Smith and the Chiefs gave Denver a run for their money in the Division.

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    May 29, 2014 8:30 a.m.

    Sorry, but the playoffs are where the big money is earned, and Smith is not a playoff qb.

  • Hawk Littleton, CO
    May 29, 2014 7:37 a.m.

    Yes, Smith is a good QB, but the Chiefs have made a massive commitment to win NOW and 10 wins and a second round playoff exit are NOT going to cut it. It's Superbowl or bust, at this point. We saw this play out in SF -- Smith's numbers were great, but Kaepernick proved himself to be a winner.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    May 28, 2014 6:19 p.m.

    Did he not prove himself the last 2 years?
    He had the highest QB rating in 2012.
    He made the pro-bowl in 2013.

    He lead the Chiefs to win 9 more games in 2013 than they did in 2012.

    He can get better, but he already is a great QB.

  • Kaladin Greeley, CO
    May 28, 2014 2:52 p.m.

    I really like Smith - he's a pretty good QB. He is not a top-tier QB however. He has the opportunity to prove himself this season.

  • redthunder Ogden, UT
    May 28, 2014 2:26 p.m.

    Adda boy Smith!! Keep up the good work!!