“He’s just such a great leader,” Hunt said of Smith. “He’s really good at maintaining the game, and he doesn’t really make any turnovers or any mistakes.
“He’s a great quarterback, he’s athletic, he could run, he could pass, he could do it all.”
Actually, Smith can’t do it all. There’s a reason why he lost his job to Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco a year after helping the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game, and why he’ll likely lose his job to this year’s first-round pick, Patrick Mahomes II, sooner rather than later. He has acknowledged that this could be his last shot in Kansas City.
But worse quarterbacks have won a Super Bowl ring, and New England’s putrid defense and the Derek Carr injury in Oakland have opened the door for the Chiefs in the AFC. Hunt has just opened it wider.
Ravens linebacker Matt Judon injured his ankle and did not return to Baltimore’s 26-9 loss to the Steelers.
Marquise Goodwin exited Sunday’s against the Cardinals with a concussion and the 49ers receiver did not return.
Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon left Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers with an ankle injury and did not return.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a back injury late in the third quarter of Oakland’s 16-10 loss to the Broncos and did not return.
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. aggravated his ankle injury and had a dislocated finger in the 25-23 loss to the Buccaneers, but returned after each injury.
The Cardinals fear linebacker Markus Golden suffered a Cheap Jerseys Soccer torn ACL or MCL.
Seahawks running back Chris Carson was carted off with a left leg injury late in a blowout win over the Colts. Seattle also lost cornerback Jeremy Lane (hip) and defensive end Cheap Jerseys USA Cliff Avril (neck) to injuries.