So, there's this from Danny Parkins yesterday, about Alex Smith, who has two years left on his deal, and a possible contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs:
Talked to #Chiefs GM John Dorsey away from the media and he says it's absolutely fair to say they view Alex Smith as longterm answer at QB.— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) March 13, 2013
Dorsey then indicates to the rest of the media he thinks he'll talk to Smith's representatives "in the coming days and weeks and we'll see"— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) March 13, 2013
When I asked Alex Smith about a contract extension he said he has an agent for that but "in a way I feel like I need to earn that." #Chiefs— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) March 13, 2013
This nugget probably didn't get the attention it deserves, given all the KC Chiefs free agency news as of late. It comes into focus even more now that Alex Smith was asked about his contract by 810 WHB's Kevin Kietzman on Thursday afternoon.
Smith said a contract extension is not something he has talked to his agent about. "I haven't heard anything," Smith said.
Smith tells Kietzman that a new deal is "not something I'm opposed to" but also not something he necessarily wants right now. So he's kinda playing the middle.
"We all know this is a year to year deal," Smith, who has two years lefton his deal, told Kietzman. "That's the way it works and you have to prove yourself year in and year out and week to week."
True. But you also gotta have contracts. And I can already tell Alex Smith's contract is going to become a thing in Kansas City because God knows how much we love talking about a quarterback's contract.
"Maybe it will happen, maybe it won't," Smith said.