But they need more help.
Appearing on ESPN's First Take on Tuesday, Houston said he thought Smith could lead the Chiefs to a Super Bowl but that they also need help at receiver and offensive line.
"For the past two years we've had winning seasons but we need some more pieces," Houston said. "This year I feel like our offensive line struggled a little bit. We had some injuries on the offensive line that caused him to get sacked more than usual but I think we can do it."
Indeed the Chiefs had injuries on the offensive line. Two starters -- G Mike McGlynn and OT Ryan Harris -- were signed shortly before the season due to an injury to Jeff Allen and a suspension to Donald Stephenson. That's a position the Chiefs will obviously be addressing this offseason.
Houston also mentioned the Chiefs needing more receivers. But that came after First Take host Stephen A. Smith was giving him a hard time about the Chiefs receivers not catching a touchdown pass. Although Houston did say the Chiefs need more receivers, he said he likes to keep those things in the family.