Alex Smith says his agent is working on a contract extension with Chiefs
04/22/2014 8:09 AM
05/16/2014 1:18 PM
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said on Monday that his agent, Tom Condon, has been in negotiations with the club about a contract extension, and that’s the way Smith wants it.
“My agent handles all of that, and that’s why you hire that guy to take care of that, so you can focus on football,” said Smith, who has one year remaining on his contract. “It’s really not my place. I have a contract for this year.”
Smith, who will earn $7.5 million in 2014, said he has not set a timetable for when he’d like to get a deal done, nor does he feel any insecurity not playing under a long-term contract.
“I’ve played long enough, going into year 10 now, it’s all year-to-year in my mind anyway at this point,” said Smith, who was acquired from San Francisco in a trade in 2013. “You’ve got to continually prove yourself. I don’t think it changes anything as far as my mindset or approach to the game.”Roster addition
The Chiefs have re-signed wide receiver/kick returner Kyle Williams to a one-year contract. Williams, who has claimed on waivers from San Francisco last season, appeared in one game in 2013 before suffering a season-ending knee injury.