ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Alex Smith started taking his first snaps of training camp as the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Smith and the rest of the Chiefs quarterbacks reported to camp Tuesday on the campus of Missouri Western ahead of the veterans, who will report Thursday. The first full-squad practice is Friday.
The Chiefs acquired Smith from the San Francisco 49ers this past offseason, reaching an agreement on a trade of draft picks even before the new league year began. Smith had flourished over the past two years, but was hurt last season and then lost his job to Colin Kaepernick. He watched from the sideline as Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl.
Now, he's the No. 1 quarterback for the Chiefs with nobody looking over his shoulder.