Alex Smith 11 | Quarterback

Kansas City Chiefs

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Mon. Aug 18, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Smith completed 14-of-22 passes for 127 yards and ran one time for nine yards during Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers. Impact: Smith played the entire first half but didn't seem to have any real chemistry with receivers not-named Dwayne Bowe. That will be an issue heading into the season, as Bowe, who caught five passes on six targets for 62 yards (all from Smith), is suspended for the first game of the season. With Jamaal Charles (foot) sitting this one out, Smith threw the ball more than he normally does, so owners shouldn't look at the stat line and start thinking that Smith is going to start throwing 44 times per game.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Smith is being encouraged by the Chiefs to attempt more downfield passes, ESPN.com reports. Impact: Smith was largely conservative last season, as the team's leading receiver was running back Jamaal Charles. This led to Smith throwing only seven interceptions, but the Chiefs were dominated by their opponents in terms of pass plays of 20 yards or greater. Andy Reid and company hope for this to change this season, as they will encourage their quarterback to take more chances on deep balls than in years past. If this holds true at the onset of the regular season, both Donnie Avery and Dwayne Bowe could see more opportunities for big plays down the field.(RotoWire, )
Alex Smith
2013 Season
TDS
23
INT
7
YDS
3313
RTG
89.1
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 217  Age: 30
Born: 5/7/1984, Seattle, Washington
College: Utah
NFL Experience: 10th season
Drafted: 2005 - Rd 1
(1st overall by the 49ers)
Salary: $7,500,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury