After a 5-0 start with the Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Alex Smith has put his past with the San Francisco 49ers in his rearview. The veteran quarterback and former No. 1 pick of the 49ers headed to the Chiefs in the off-season via trade due to the emergence of Colin Kaepernick and appears to have made the right move in terms of forcing his way out of San Francisco.
Heading into Week 6, Smith will face off against the Oakland Raiders for the first time since the trade and is excited about facing a former rival from the Bay Area via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com:
“I’m excited for this. I’ve played a lot of football in the Bay Area, pretty close to Oakland,” Smith said. “I’m familiar with them after being in the area so long. I’m excited about it. I’m pumped.”
Coming into this matchup, the Chiefs are heavily favored to improve to 6-0 on the season. Kansas City are currently 8-point favorites for Sunday’s game against their division rivals, but will be facing a hungry and resurgent team coming off an impressive win over the San Diego Chargers.
Along with Smith taking over under center for Matt Cassel, the team was also able to bring in head coach Andy Reid. So far, the pairing of Reid and Smith has been a winning combination, but it’d be safe to say they’ll be challenged in Week 6 with Terrelle Pryor and company coming to town.