Alex Smith ‘very excited’ about Chiefs future

Alex Smith

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is looking forward to the development of coach Andy Reid’s offense in their second season together.

“I’m very excited, if you look at our last eight or nine games offensively, we really did some good things and took off a little bit there,” Smith said, via The Kansas City Star. “And we got some momentum heading into the offseason. Obviously the playoff game was tough to take, but there are some positive things, too.”

Smith threw for 3,313 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his first year with the Chiefs.

“It was our first year in the offense, we didn’t turn the ball over, we were opportunistic in the red zone, but yes we didn’t really have the entire playbook at hand, and that’s to be expected in the first year with a lot of new faces. So as the year went on and we got more comfortable and coach Reid got more comfortable with us and his staff, he started to trust us with more and we showed that we could handle it. By the end, I was feeling really good about things.”

Smith’s current contract expires after the 2014 season, but he hopes to remain in Kansas City.

“I’d love to be (in Kansas City),” he said. “We’ll see. I’ve still got one more year on my contract. It’s such a year-to-year deal anyway, so we’ll see what happens.

“I think at this point when you get veteran enough it’s always year to year. You just understand it’s the nature of the game. You’ve got to play good, otherwise you move on, so I don’t care how many years you’ve got on a contract, for me it’s just to be expected.”

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