Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is not interested in receiving a contract that pays as you go along, which is what Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton received.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton received a contract extension worth $96 million over six years, but is heavily incentive-based and may reach $115 million. Only $17 million of the contract is guaranteed.
Dalton has not led the Bengals to a playoff win in his first three years as their starter, so the Bengals are deciding to pay him as he goes.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith does not want to earn this type of deal, and he is hoping to agree to a contract before the regular season starts. “I would love that. I certainly don’t want it to carry on into the regular season and be thinking about it,” Smith said to NFL.com.
Smith still has more to prove after having a respectable season for the Chiefs since they will face a much more difficult schedule this season, and they have a rookie backup in Aaron Murray who has the potential to be a future starter.
This is the year for Smith to officially prove that he is the long-term solution in Kansas City.