The Chiefs aren’t making any changes at quarterback.
Kansas City coach Andy Reid on Monday confirmed Alex Smith “is my guy” and will remain the team’s starter for Week 13 against the Jets.
“Without getting philosophical, and I’m not sitting here with a crystal ball or projecting things like that, that’s not how I roll,” Reid said, via Arrowhead Pride. “We’ve all got a responsibility to do our job at all positions, starting with me, and that’s not getting done the right way. Right? It’s not one guy, and that has to be understood. It’s not one person.
“We’ve all got to pull together as a football team, in this case, an offensive football team, right now, and get that taken care of as a team. Not one guy. And that’s about as clear as I can be.”
Smith struggled in the Chiefs’ loss to the Bills on Sunday, throwing a crucial interception in the fourth quarter that sealed Buffalo’s 16-10 victory as talks to bring in rookie backup Patrick Mahomes began to swirl. However, Reid said after the game he isn’t giving up on Smith, and apparently he hasn’t changed his mind — yet.
After starting the season 5-0, Kansas City has lost three consecutive games to drop to five losses on the season. The Chiefs (6-5) will look to snap their skid when they visit the Jets (4-7) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.