NFL Rumors: Kansas City Chiefs Franchise Quarterback Alex Smith to Be Replaced Soon

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 04/19/17 02:49PM EDT

Alex Smith might soon vacate his position as the Kansas City Chiefs franchise and starting quarterback. There is a possibility the team will select a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft and it might be more than just his backup. It could be the future main man at the position. 

In a report by The Kansas City Star, it was mentioned that on Monday, Smith discussed the Chiefs' quarterback situation. He said they are only three on the roster and "someone's coming in" aside from Tyler Bray and Joel Stave. 

This statement by Smith showed that he is open to the Chiefs bringing in another younger quarterback. The new passer will likely compete with Bray and Stave for the backup duties next season. However, there is a chance the prospect might take over the starting job, especially if Smith fails to deliver positive results in Kansas City's new campaign. 

Smith is undoubtedly among the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL today. In four seasons with the Chiefs, he helped them to three playoff appearances including last season. But a report by suggested that despite the success he brought in Kansas City, he may not be the "difference maker" who will lead the team to the Super Bowl. 

If in the 2017 season the Chiefs again get eliminated early in the postseason, and they realize that Smith is not their guy, him being replaced is inevitable. For now, he is their starter and he has the chance to prove his worth with the offseason preparations already taking place. 

Smith began his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers who selected him with the No. 1 pick in 2005. He stayed with them until the 2012 season before they traded him to the Chiefs in 2013. 

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