Chiefs in discussion with Smith reps on extension

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) scrambles away from New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (99) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the first half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) scrambles away from New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (99) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the first half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs are speaking with representatives of quarterback Alex Smith about an extension that would keep him in Kansas City beyond next season.

Smith said Monday that his agent, Tom Condon, has been talking with the team about a new contract.

Smith is due to make $7.5 million in the final year of a contract signed in 2012, when he was still with the San Francisco 49ers.

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid have both expressed their desire to keep Smith in Kansas City, but his play last season underscored his value.

Smith completed 66 percent of his passes with a career-best 23 touchdowns and only seven interceptions while leading a team that had been 2-14 to an 11-5 record and the playoffs.

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