Alex Smith an upgrade for Chiefs, but hardly a slam dunk

With the news coming down today that the Chiefs have agreed to a deal to acquire QB Alex Smith from the 49ers, and confirmed by two reporters who seemingly never get a story wrong (Adam Schefter and Jay Glazer), I thought this would make for a good first blog post of the 2013 season, even though the deal won’t be official for about two weeks, when the league year officially begins on March 12th.

New head coach Andy Reid is high on Smith, and I get it – to a point. Reid certainly knows a lot more about football than I do, but a Smith-Reid marriage does seem a little odd.

Alex Smith is an upgrade for the Chiefs at QB, but he doesn’t exactly appear to be an Andy Reid QB

Let me first focus on the positives with Smith. Clearly, he’s a “professional” QB, and a guy a team can win with if the pieces around him are in place. He’s shown he can play well in big games. He’s mobile and fairly athletic, very efficient and doesn’t turn the ball over, and he has experience in the west coast offense.  He’s a veteran, a good leader, he’s tough, he’s [...]

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