Kansas City Chief Quarterback Alex Smith has a reputation for great plays on and off the field. As the 13th-year quarterback enters his fifth season in Kansas City after joining the Chiefs, he has led them to the Playoffs in three of his four seasons (2013, 2015, 2016). He also participated in his second Pro Bowl in 2017, following his 2014 appearance.
While at Utah University, Smith was named Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and led the Utes to a Fiesta Bowl victory. In 2005, Smith was the San Francisco 49ers’ first round draft pick.
In San Francisco, Smith played for six different offense coordinators in his six seasons with the team. Statistically, his best season was in 2011, leading the team to the NFC Championship. He currently holds the 49ers franchise records for the most game-winning drives in a single season and the most 4th quarter comeback wins in a single season.
Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. In his inaugural season in the Midwest, he led the Chiefs to a 9-0 start and the team’s first playoff appearance in three years. In his first four seasons with the club, he had 41 wins, marking the most wins by a Chiefs quarterback in his first four seasons with the club. Throughout his career, he was named to the 2017 and 2014 Pro Bowl teams and the USA Today All-Joe Team twice.
He is one of two recipients of the club’s Derrick Thomas Award following the 2015 season, given to the Chiefs Most Valuable Player. His 312 consecutive passes attempted without an interception throughout the 2015 season ranks second all-time in NFL history behind Tom Brady.
Smith is the founder of the Alex Smith Foundation, dedicated to sending foster kids to college. The organization has been praised for its financial planning, donating 91% of its proceeds to the cause. Since its inception, the foundation has donated almost $1,000,000.