Source: Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs’ offense ranks a middle-of-the-pack 18th in the league, according to FootballOutsiders.com, and Alex Smith is 20th in QB efficiency. The 2005 first-overall pick, who spent the first eight years of his career in San Francisco, is also completing just 56.5 percent of his passes (his lowest conversion rate since 2007).
But the Chiefs are 6-0, tied for first in the AFC West with the Broncos, and easily the biggest surprise of this young season. Coach Andy Reid credits much of that success to Smith’s ability to oversee the offense.
“Listen, he’s taking care of the football, and when it counts, he makes the plays. I appreciate that,” Reid said. “We’re winning football games and he’s doing a nice job of managing it, and everyone feeds off it, both sides of the ball, his ability to manage it.”