Chiefs owner Clark Hunt recently joined 810 WHB in Kansas City to discuss topics relating to the team moving forward.
According to Hunt, the Chiefs would like to ensure that QB Alex Smith remains in Kansas City for the foreseeable future.
“When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking,” Hunt said of re-signing Smith. “I don’t think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We’re glad to have him as a part of the Kansas City Chiefs and we hope it’s longer than a two-year stay.“
In his first season with the Chiefs, Smith led them to playoffs and played great in their first-round matchup against the Colts before an incredible turnaround from Indy.
Smith set career highs in passing yards with 3,313, rushing yards (431) and touchdowns (23) while only throwing seven interceptions.
Smith, 29, is entering the final year of his current deal and will make $7.5 million for the 2014 season. He counts just as much against the Chiefs salary cap, so a long-term deal would reduce that figure.
It’s hard to say how much Smith could make in his next contract, as the Chiefs may not want to commit to paying him as a top-10 quarterback now that salaries for the position have soared in recent years.