Can the Chiefs Get More from Passing Game with Alex Smith at Quarterback?

June 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Kansas City Chiefs want to get more from the passing game in 2015. That much is obvious after signing free-agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in the first round and selecting athletic receiver Chris Conley in the third round. Along with tight end Travis Kelce and slot receiver De’Anthony Thomas, quarterback Alex Smith now has weapons as he has never had before.
Based on the receiving talent alone, there should be little doubt that the Chiefs will get much more from their passing game. Based on Smith’s history of conservative play, he may have been the limiting factor.
For the Chiefs to get more from the passing game, the receiving talent will have to do most of the heavy lifting. It would be madness to expect Smith to change his style significantly after a decade in the league.
The Limiting Factor
Over the last six years, Smith has averaged a 62.4 percent completion percentage in 75 starts. Of the nine quarterbacks to have started as many ...

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