Kansas City Chiefs Commentary: The Final Charge of Alex Smith?

Written by Jeremy DeBottis

***Editor's Note: Jeremy DeBottis is here at thefootballpod.com to weigh in this year on the Kansas City Chiefs.  Jeremy will be picking the NFL games with us every week and dropping Chiefs knowledge on the website. Be sure to listen to him on the podcast too.  And read up on his excellent commentary regarding the Chiefs postseason chances, and their offseason quarterback decisions.***


Alex Smith has been in full control of the Chiefs offense this season. But will the team have enough postseason success to bring him back in 2018? 
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Kansas City Chiefs fans should be feeling pretty good.  For the first time in franchise history, the Chiefs have won the AFC West in back-to-back seasons.  They did it with a balanced offensive attack.  So balanced, in fact, that they joined some rare company:  The Chiefs became the second team in NFL history to produce a 4,000 yard passer, a 1,000 yard rusher (Kareem Hunt led the league in rushing), a 1,000 yard receiver, and a 1,000 yard receiving tight end.  The Chiefs only turned the ball over 11 times for the entire season.  That's the second fewest turnovers ever committed by any team that played a 16 game regular season.  Going into Week 17 Kansas City had only committed 9 turnovers.  That would have set a new single-season record* had the Chiefs not turned the ball over twice in their season finale, a game played mostly by backup players.

Kareem Hunt was a big part of the Chiefs balanced offense in 2017. 
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