Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 11-4 last season en route to a remarkable turnaround from their 2-14 record the season before.
On Sunday it was reported that the Kansas City Chiefs had given Pro Bowl QB Alex Smith a four-year, $68 million contract that had $45 guaranteed. After making it clear the kind of deal he wanted in contrast to the heavily incentive-laden deals fellow QBs Colin Kaepernick and Andy Dalton received, Smith called the deal “fair for both sides.”
“For me, again, it was something fair both ways,” Smith told reporters on Monday. “As a quarterback, you certainly don’t want to hamstring your team in any way because, I know this more than anyone, you rely so heavily on those playmakers around you. So you certainly don’t want to do anything like that, but at the same time, you do want something that’s fair.”
Smith went 11-4 as the Chiefs starter in 2013, earning his first Pro Bowl appearance and helping the Chiefs reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Smith set career highs completions, in passing yards, TDs, and even rushing yards under new head coach Andy Reid.
Over the last three seasons, Smith is 30-9-1 with a .763 winning percentage. Only former NFL MVPs Aaron Rodgers (.775) and Tom Brady (.771) are higher.