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Hall of Famer says Chiefs’ Alex Smith will be benched

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed a pass to wide receiver Tyreek Hill in Sunday’s game.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed a pass to wide receiver Tyreek Hill in Sunday’s game. jsleezer@kcstar.com

The calls for rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes have grown louder.

While Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Sunday said he has no plans to make a change at quarterback in the wake of his team’s fifth loss in six games, former NFL receiver Cris Carter believes a change is coming.

Cris Carter, the Pro Football Hall of Famer, tweeted after the Chiefs’ 16-10 loss to the Bills at Arrowhead Stadium that Alex Smith’s time as a starter is coming to an end.

Carter tweeted: “Alex Smith has thrown his last pass as a KC Chiefs”

Carter is on Fox Sports’ “First Things First” with Nick Wright, the former Kansas City radio personality. Wright also thinks the Chiefs should give Mahomes a shot.

“For my KC folks: It’s time for Patrick Mahomes. Enough is enough,” Wright wrote.

ESPN’s Louis Riddick also said the Chiefs should give Mahomes a chance.

Riddick tweeted: “Time to take the car cover off of the Ferrari. #Mahomes”

Chiefs' fans were upset following a 16-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium, and they let the team hear it. Video courtesy of Hank Mendy. WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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