Originally Posted by Sorter
For the two posts above mine 2 things.
1. Alex isn't going to come to place where he'll likely be replaced quickly. He shouldn't either. IMO, he deserves a chance to start on a team somewhere. It isn't KC IMO.
2. If he was truly content with coming here knowing he'd be the backup/mentor to Geno, then by all means sign him up. I just don't think he'd want to come here knowing he can be replaced fairly easily, possibly by the end of PS.
Any QB should know they can be replaced at any time. Ask Joe Montana and Brett Favre. I want a QB to be looking over their shoulder at all times. It gives them motivation. Cassel never had to until the end, and that was a big mistake.
Alex Smith could go to a shithole like Arizona or Cleveland and be guaranteed to start, or he could come to a team like the Chiefs that have a good chance of winning and take a chance. That is his choice, but if it was me I'd want to win. His career probably won't last long anyway if he goes to one of the shithole teams.