Chiefs spoke to Alex Smith before selecting Patrick Mahomes
Was Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith upset that the team traded up to draft a possible replacement? He did, at the very least, have some advance warning.
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey told NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” that the team spoke twice to Smith before making the decision to draft quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Chiefs GM John Dorsey tells @gmfb that KC leadership spoke to Alex Smith twice before selecting Patrick Mahomes. Communication.
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) May 8, 2017
This may seem like a pretty obvious course of action, but it doesn’t always happen. The Chiefs likely have a plan for their quarterback situation, and they’ve gone over it with Smith, their incumbent starter. They look to be taking steps to ensure the whole thing goes as smoothly as possible.