The Chiefs introduced their two new quarterbacks on Wednesday. Obviously we knew the Alex Smith trade was in the works prior to the NFL Combine, but it was a nice surprise for Missouri Tiger fans couple of days ago, when they learned of the signing of Chase Daniel. He actually made his college debut at Arrowhead Stadium, playing about a quarter in 2005 against Arkansas State, but who can forget when he helped Mizzou beat KU in 2007 and the Tigers were #1 in the country.
Smith says the opportunity to play for Coach Andy Reid and looking at the pieces that are in place, he sees the potential. Smith wants to be a part of what’s building in Kansas City.
AUDIO Alex Smith presser (20:00)
Reid made no bones about it, “Alex Smith is our starting quarterback.”
Along with Smith and Daniel, the Chiefs announced other new additions to the team, including CB Dunta Robinson, DE Mike DeVito, TE Anthony Fasano, WR Donnie Avery and OL Bryan Mattison.
Daniel knows what his role will be in Kansas City, but he’s also coming in ready to give Smith as much competition as possible.
AUDIO Chase Daniel presser (10:00)
As far as Matt Cassel, he was released Thursday morning. GM John Dorsey said yesterday that he is currently on the team, but wouldn’t speculate on his future with the team. When asked if Cassel had still be showing up at the complex, Dorsey replied, “I think he’s on vacation.”
I found a highlight video of Alex Smith from his SF days.