Chiefs won't bench Alex Smith for Patrick Mahomes

It is not time to talk Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City

Since then, however, Kansas City has lost four of its last five games, including a 12-9 overtime defeat to the lowly New York Giants last week. Since that hasn't been the case for several weeks, Kansas City can't afford to wait for Mahomes much longer.

On Monday, head coach Andy Reid defended Smith, telling reporters that "Alex is my guy." Reid said Smith is still his guy but wouldn't elaborate too far into the future.

Smith struggled in the Chiefs' loss to the Bills on Sunday, throwing a crucial interception in the fourth quarter that sealed Buffalo's 16-10 victory as talks to bring in rookie backup Patrick Mahomes began to swirl. "That's not where I'm at right now".

Zay Jones had the touchdown reception and Stephen Hauschka kicked three field goals and the Bills defense held Kansas City to 236 yards of total offense.

The Chiefs got off to a 5-0 start this season, and many felt they were a legitimate Super Bowl contender, if not the best team in the NFL.

"I think we've all got a piece of this", said Reid.

"Without getting philosophical, and I'm not sitting here with a crystal ball or projecting things like that, that's not how I roll", Reid said, via Arrowhead Pride. I can do a better job of putting [Smith] in better position to make plays.

Reid is doing the Chiefs a disservice if he's not at least considering a change at quarterback.

But the Chiefs will have little choice but to scrap their plan with Mahomes and have him ready to play this season if their offense doesn't improve quickly.



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