One of the many reasons the Kansas City Chiefs won 11 straight games last season was the efficient play of Alex Smith. He did not throw a pick from Week 3 to Week 13 while turning on the jets and making his running ability a legit threat in the second half of the season.
This was not lost on Travis Kelce who said on Sirius XM NFL Radio this week that Alex played lights out last year.
“Alex did play lights out those last 11 games, those last 12 games,” Kelce said. “I mean, the guy’s intellect is through the roof. Everyone knows he’s one of the smartest guys. You can just tell that by just having a regular conversation with him, but he’s football smart.”
Alex won’t win an MVP award but he was one of the most valuable Chiefs. Others are starting to recognize him for being more than just a game manager as evidenced by his No. 81 ranking in the NFL top 100 player vote.
“And as long as everybody’s on the same page -- like when I see things on the field that he sees, when (Jeremy) Maclin sees things on the field that he sees -- that’s when we’re going to be at our peak, when everybody’s on the same page,” Kelce said.
The Chiefs have three super important offensive players in addition to Alex Smith: Maclin, Kelce and Jamaal Charles. Those are three very good weapons. If all three are healthy and playing well, the Chiefs offense should be better than average.