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Kansas City Chiefs' Clark Hunt: We hope Alex Smith stays longer than two years

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Clark Hunt is the latest Kansas City Chiefs executive to offer up his support to quarterback Alex Smith.

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Every chance he gets, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid talks about how smart Alex Smith is and how pleased he has been with his development. And every chance he gets, Chiefs GM John Dorsey says Alex Smith has lived up to expectations.

So it makes sense that, when given a chance, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt would say similar things, including that he hopes Alex Smith is in Kansas City for more than two years.

"You have to give him credit earlier in the year when the offense was maybe not in sync for playing smart, not making the mistakes that someone else might have made that would have gotten us beat," Hunt said on 810 WHB, via ESPN.

"Certainly, as the season went along and we needed to score more points, he and the rest of the offense showed they could do that. The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. You have to have somebody who is capable, experienced, somebody who protects the ball at that position and Alex has shown he can be all of that."

We have spent time debating what we would do if we were in charge of Alex Smith's contract. Some people (like me) wouldn't mind letting him play out the final year of his contract (for $7.5 million). However, the Chiefs structure it, it's obvious that an Alex Smith contract is on its way and I would guess it gets done sooner rather than later.