Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid credits Alex Smith for Patrick Mahomes' development. At No. 10 in the 2017 NFL draft, the Chiefs selected Mahomes. Mahomes spent his rookie year learning under veteran quarterback Smith. Reflecting back on the Chiefs drafting Mahomes, Reid says he told Smith he didn't...
Shortly after quarterback Alex Smith retired from playing in the spring of 2021, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid remarked he'd love to have Smith on his staff. The two, of course, are no strangers to each other, as Smith spent five seasons playing under Reid in Kansas City. Smith was also serving as Kansas City's QB1 when the club selected Patrick Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, a decision that worked out well for Reid and company but also sparked the beginning of the end of Smith's time with the franchise.
Andy Reid reflects on Alex Smith as a mentor: He was 'greatest thing that ever happened to Patrick Mahomes'
In Tennessee, Ryan Tannehill says it's not his job to mentor the young quarterback behind him. In Kansas City, back in 2017, it wasn't Alex Smith's job, either. But he did it anyway. That's what Chiefs coach Andy Reid told Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd Tuesday when asked whether it's up to a veteran QB to teach his potential successor, calling Smith "the greatest thing that ever happened to Pat Mahomes."
Andy Reid on Ryan Tannehill's 'mentor' comments: Alex Smith was 'greatest thing' for Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes took the league by storm when he became the starting quarterback in Kansas City, but it was the year in which he didn't play that may have played the biggest role in his superstar trajectory. Mahomes' memorable first season as the Chiefs' top quarterback saw him win the...
KCUR's award-winning health reporter Alex Smith has been selected to join the 85th class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University. Through the fellowship, Smith will study how journalists can effectively address health misinformation without causing it to spread further. Since 1938, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism has accepted more than...
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Alex Smith amongst the most liked and respected players in recent NFL history. So when the former Washington quarterback took aim at his former organization, fans took notice. In a recent appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show,” Smith spoke candidly about the challenges of playing for Washington’s football team; given the dysfunction that’s plagued the franchise for the better part of two decades.
Former Washington Commanders quarterback Alex Smith didn’t sugarcoat his words about his former team. In his latest appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, the 2020 Comeback Player of the Year said, “There’s a lot of distractions – that entire organization, everything surrounding it … It’s been flawed the last 20 years.”
The Washington football franchise — whether they’re called the Redskins, Football Team or Commanders — are constantly under the microscope. They’re the focus of much gossip, many scandals and constant investigations. And it’s for that reason, says retired quarterback Alex Smith, it’s hard to win there.
Eliminating distractions is a hallmark of any good team. It’s not shocking to learn, then, that the Commanders struggle with it. “All the stuff there with just the entire organization from ownership down, head coaching and G.M., there’s historically been a lot of drama there,” former Washington quarterback Alex Smith said on the Rich Eisen Show. “It’s a big market, obviously, the capital and a lot going on, and that organization is a really stories franchise and there’s a lot of turmoil and a lot of distractions.
The Washington football franchise is constantly under the microscope. It's the focus of gossip, scandals and investigations. And it’s for that reason, says retired quarterback Alex Smith, it’s hard to win there. “It’s tough. I think you’ve got to try to eliminate the noise there. There’s a lot...
This offseason has been a whirlwind for former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz, who was traded to the Washington Commanders where he’ll be their starter in 2022. The writing was on the wall for Wentz in Indianapolis following an embarrassing Week 18 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars which kept them out of the playoffs. Now he will be asked to bring the Commanders back to prominence.