Could the next team Alex Smith plays for be the New York Jets? Plus Darrelle Revis in a different uniform is still an old lazy money grabbing bum.
In many respects, Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith had a career year in 2017. Despite the statistical success, many are speculating he could be on a new team, possibly the New York Jets?
Let’s take a quick peek at that statistical success:
2017: 67.5 percent completion percentage (second-best of his career), 4,042 passing yards (career-best), 26:5 (best touchdown-to-interception ratio of his career) and he led the NFL in passer rating (104.7).
While he isn’t set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2017, he will be entering a contract year next season. If you remember, the Chiefs traded up in the 2017 NFL Draft for their future passer, Pat Mahomes out of Texas Tech.
Here are some fun facts from Saturday’s playoff loss by the Chiefs that Kansas City fans don’t want to see:
6th straight home playoff loss for #Chiefs. They have lost 10 of their last 11 playoff games & Alex Smith's 5-year run w/ #ChiefsKingdom is likely over. The #Titans become first team since 1957 Lions ? to win a road playoff game after trailing by 18+ points in 2nd half #TENvsKC
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) January 7, 2018
The Chiefs did lose, but don’t blame Smith, blame Andy Reid. The leading rusher in the NFL this season was rookie Kareem Hunt. Hunt finished with 11 carries and the Chiefs had an 18-point second-half lead. That’s just silly and yet the Chiefs have been eliminated.
Should the Jets be interested?
Well, I think that depends on the value of Smith. He was originally acquired by the Chiefs for a second-round draft choice six years ago. While Smith has been a fine wine and has gotten better with age, should he cost more? Not necessarily.
The 2018 offseason is supposed to be the best free agent quarterback class of all-time. The Jets won’t have to give up any draft compensation for any of those passers, so why would they go out of their way to give up compensation for Smith?
I’d imagine based on that fun fact, the Jets would opt for a free agent or draft options, but for a team that has had horrible quarterback play for a while, they owe it to themselves to do their due diligence.
Another player dressed in Crimson Red was of intrigue to the Jets faithful: That’s future Ring of Honor member Darrelle Revis. Yes, ICYMI, Revis signed on with the Chiefs midway through the season. But all the issues he had in his final year with the Jets in 2016 were still prevalent.
Look at No. 24 Darrelle Revis on Derrick Henry's game-clinching run. Gave up on the Chiefs most important play of the season. What an embarrassment. pic.twitter.com/k9B0oVeCfp
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 7, 2018
Pathetic. If this is the way Revis ends his career, it’ll leave a bad taste in his mouth and definitely in the mouths of Jets fans everywhere.
I idolized Revis when I was a kid and in high school, now he’s an embarrassment. He’s lacked passion and drive for the game ever since DeAndre Hopkins ate him alive in 2015.
Other Jets News, Stories:
- Will Jets pass on QB in NFL Draft? (Connor Hughes of NJ.com)
- Saquon Barkley would be nice consolation prize for Jets (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York)
- Robby Anderson spike play should’ve been a flag? (Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports)