The way we hear it, of all the things plaguing the Chiefs right now, Smith isn’t even in the same area code as the leading issues, and head coach Andy Reid knows it.
Only Tom Brady has played the quarterback position more efficiently this year, with a 109.7 passer rating to Smith’s 107.2, and only Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz are in reasonably close pursuit.
Only Brady, at 26:4, has a better touchdown-to-interception ratio than Smith’s 23:4. Smith is seventh in passing yards, third in average yards per attempt at 8.1 and Smith is among the NFL’s top running QBs — with 48-305 rushing, good for a 6.4-yard average, with a 70 yard run and one rushing TD.
The Chiefs are sixth in total offense and sixth in points scored, and there’s no way they’d be there without Smith.