Chiefs GM John Dorsey told reporters on Friday that they have reached out to QB Alex Smith’s representatives regarding a long-term extension, Terez Paylor.
Team owner Clark Hunt mentioned a few weeks ago that would like to ensure that Smith remains in Kansas City for the foreseeable future, so it appears as though an agreement could be reached at some point in the next few months.
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 also 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.