The Kansas City Chiefs and Quarterback Alex Smith have finally agreed to terms on a 4 year extension worth $68 million with $45 million in guarantees. Smith is guaranteed $30 million at signing and another $15 million in injury guarantees in March 2015. We are waiting to see how the contract is structured, but if it were to be split up equally that would mean Alex Smith would be earning $17 million per year. It’s hard to fathom this quarterback being worth anything near this amount of money, but when the Chiefs are involved, anything moronic is possible. Remember when we traded from Matt Cassel in 2009 and immediately signed him to a 6 year contract worth $63 million with $28 million in guarantees? The Chiefs quite clearly don’t understand the quarterback position and refuse to learn from the mistakes of the past.
Let’s just get right down to the point of all this though and stop dancing around the issue which is that THIS ORGANIZATION IS A JOKE! With every new regime there is a feeling of hope that they will be the ones to break the quarterback curse and finally bring in that franchise stud, but every single time they let the fans down and bring in an “Alex Smith.” It appears that they hire people that know what they’re doing and understand how vital it is to have an outstanding quarterback. Dick Vermeil had Kurt Warner, Scott Pioli had Tom Brady, Andy Reid had Donovan McNabb, and John Dorsey had Aaron Rodgers, but as soon as they step into Arrowhead something horrible happens and they seem to forget everything they’ve ever known about quarterbacks. Maybe Clark Hunt is brainwashing them or erasing the part of their brains, Men In Black style, that knew what great quarterback play was all about. The Chiefs just seem so scared of being awful that they won’t even risk taking a quarterback in the first round in case he busts and the fans revolt. They appear more comfortable settling for an average quarterback to provide a mediocre product on the field which will always keep the fans saying, “Next year is our year!!!” As long as the Chiefs have quarterbacks like Alex Smith; next year will never be their year.