Andy Reid: No Chiefs QB controversy, ‘Alex is my guy’


There is no quarterback controversy in Kansas City as far as Andy Reid is concerned.

A day after saying he didn’t consider benching Alex Smith for rookie Patrick Mahomes during K.C.’s home loss to Buffalo, Reid reiterated his faith in the veteran.

“Alex is my guy,” Reid said Monday.

The coach was forced to back his starter as rumblings among the fan base get louder with Smith’s struggling play in the Chiefs’ third straight loss.


Sticking with Smith, however, should come as no surprise for a veteran coach whose team remains atop the AFC West. Through 11 games, Smith owns a 68.8 completion percentage (second in the NFL), 7.8 yards per attempt average (seventh), 104.5 passer rating (second) and a 19-4 TD-INT ratio.

The outside consternation regarding Smith comes after big plays evaporated from the offense following a rash of early-season explosions. With the run game stifled and defenses forcing underneath throws, the Chiefs struggled to move the ball the past several weeks.

Reid’s offense has stumbled the last six outings after leading the NFL in points per game through five weeks

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000883967/article/andy-reid-no-chiefs-qb-controversy-alex-is-my-guy

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