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Chiefs QB Alex Smith Returning As Starter In Week 10

On Monday, Chiefs HC Andy Reid confirmed that Alex Smith will return as the team’s starter for their Week 10 matchup against the Panthers, per Adam Teicher.

  • Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Sunday that the Chiefs were expected to get Smith back this week and was likely to start for them.

Kansas City elected to rule Smith out for today’s game after he took multiple hits last weekend in which his head bounced off the turf. The Chiefs have maintained all along that Smith did not sustain a concussion but they elected to hold him out and start Nick Foles this week.

Smith, 32, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2005. After seven years in San Francisco, Smith was traded to the Chiefs in 2013.

Smith is currently in the third year of his five-year, $76 million contract that includes $45 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $14.1 million for the 2016 season.

In 2016, Smith has thrown for 1,638 yards while completing 66.1 percent of his passes to go along with eight touchdowns and two interceptions.