Kansas City Chiefs are desperate to keep their current starting quarterback Alex Smith with the team beyond 2014, and they are willing to negotiate to see the deal through.
Smith is currently only contracted to the Chiefs until the end of the 2014 season, but Chiefs management and the signal caller's representatives are well underway in the process of extending that contract.
The former San Francisco 49ers QB had a great first season with the Chiefs, as they made the play-offs thanks to an impressive 11-5 record.
In the post-season Smith and his team took a 38-10 lead in Indianapolis, but they couldn't hold on as Andrew Luck and the Colts came back in a heartbreaking 45-44 defeat.
Even though the season ended on a sour note for Smith and the Chiefs, the eight-year pro made the Pro Bowl after an impressive season in which he threw for 23 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
Last year acted as a career year for Smith, with his 220.9 passing yards a game also eclipsing his previous best total.
NFL.com reported today, "General manager John Dorsey told reporters on a Tuesday conference call that negotiations to extend the quarterback's contract are ongoing, per Herbie Teope of The Associated Press."