Former NFL QB and radio host Boomer Esiason says Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith would be a good fit with the New York Jets. There’s no indication this is a real thing - just his opinion.
"He can handle the crap if he has to," Esiason said. "He would be a very steady influence and somebody who is in the midst of his prime. And he knows the West Coast offense. I'm assuming that's what [new offensive coordinator] Johnny Morton is going to be running?
"There's no way Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are going to be ready for that. They're just not ready for it. Alex has, obviously, played his entire career in it."
Former NFL players say a lot of things and get attention but I bring this one up to say this: Alex would be a good fit with a lot of teams. At least half the league. Not only from a talent perspective but from a cost perspective. His contract - which we once thought was a lot - ranks him around the 21st highest paid quarterback. You think the Texans wouldn’t prefer Alex right about now? The Bears?
Alex would be a good deal for a lot of teams. Until the Chiefs, however, find someone they think is better, they should hang onto him.