From the Truman Sports Complex
Alex Smith said Monday there was no agreement on a new contract with the Chiefs. But the quarterback said conversation between the team and his agent, former Chiefs guard Tom Condon were on going.
“(Condon) handles all of that,” Smith said on the first day of the team’s off-season program. “That is why you hire that guy, to take care of that so you can focus on football.”
Smith has one season left on the contract he brought with him from San Francisco last year when he was traded to the Chiefs. He’s set to make $7.5 million and will count $8 million against the salary cap for the 2014 season. Team chairman Clark Hunt has said publicly several times in the off-season that a new deal for his quarterback was a priority.
“I had no date as far as an expectation,” Smith said. “I didn’t have any expectations and don’t know when it will get done.”
The sooner an extension gets done, the sooner Smith will bank a major payment, either in a signing bonus or guaranteed base salary. He says it’s not something he’s worried about.
“I’ve played long enough, going into year 10 now,” said Smith. “It’s all year-to-year in my mind at this point. You have to continually prove yourself, so I don’t think it changes anything as far as my mindset and approach to the game at all.”