KC Chiefs QB Alex Smith has been under fire in Kansas City all week long with many Chiefs fans calling for backup QB Patrick Mahomes.
Alex’s response? 4/4 for 75 yards and this 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce on the opening drive against the New York Jets.
They weren’t done. Alex followed it up on the next drive with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Kelce.
It was reported before the game that OC Matt Nagy would be taking over the Chiefs playcalling duties from Andy Reid. The offense looked excellent on their opening drive in New York with varied formations and play action passes. Good start for the Chiefs new playcaller.
Here are some of the reactions to the Chiefs suddenly-good-again offense.
So Matt Nagy...— Grant Lambert (@glambert3324) December 3, 2017
See, it’s not that hard— Marc Boerigter (@mboerigter) December 3, 2017
Travis Kelce catches a wide-open touchdown and then blows kisses to the Jets crowd. See, the Chiefs are fine.— Tim Rohan (@TimRohan) December 3, 2017
What the hell is going on?— craig in calgary (@Teeeenwolf) December 3, 2017
Matt Nagy calling and Andy Reid approving play calls that work so far.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) December 3, 2017
This playcalling has been absolutely brilliant. I have no idea what’s coming unlike most KC games.— Gene Pendakiwskyj (@GenePendak) December 3, 2017
The Chiefs have 2 offensive TDs in the first 5 minutes vs the Jets— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 3, 2017
Chiefs had just 1 offensive TD in their previous two games combined#KCvsNYJ
It's like week 1. What in the heck was that? WOW! Congratulations. Welcome back Alex Smith! Go @Chiefs— Gary Lezak (@glezak) December 3, 2017
Alex Smith maybe isn't awful, believe it or not, can you believe that.— Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) December 3, 2017
WE’RE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL— craig in calgary (@Teeeenwolf) December 3, 2017
Alex Smith finds Travis Kelce for the 22-yard touchdown.#Chiefs ran five plays on that drive, and four of them were for 11+ yards.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) December 3, 2017
The Chiefs look like the Chiefs of the first five games. Touchdown Smith to Kelce.— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) December 3, 2017
Fine play calling on that Chiefs TD drive— Blair Kerkhoff (@BlairKerkhoff) December 3, 2017
Uh, the playing calling?— Blair Kerkhoff (@BlairKerkhoff) December 3, 2017