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Reasons Alex Smith Is Just the Next Doomed Kansas City Chiefs QB
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The Kansas City Chiefs' trade for Alex Smith gives the notion that they believe he can be the future franchise quarterback. Four years ago the Chiefs signed Matt Cassel because they thought the same thing.

It didn't happen.

While Smith may be an upgrade over Cassel, Brady Quinn and whoever else the lowly Chiefs used last year, the fact remains he is the same type of quarterback as those players. He's not going to go out there and put a team on his back nor can he be relied on to throw the ball upwards of 40 times a game.

Smith is a game manager, somebody you bring in to guide you team to the playoffs. Not lead them there.

Here's why Kansas City's trade for Smith will doom them both.

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