Kaepernick had played “very well” after replacing a concussed Smith during the 2012 season, taking the team to the Super Bowl.He’s grateful for how it worked out, saying his current situation is “just about as good as it gets.”Under coach Andy Reid and Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs have had only winning seasons and gone to three Super Bowl tournaments. He has improved his passing, he said, through offseason tweaks to his arm stroke.
Perhaps that’s why, to start this season, he connected on long passes -- previously a soft spot within an otherwise dependable skill set — in victories over the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
What he couldn’t fix early in his career was his employer – a 49ers organization that went through coaches at a high rate.
Also, it’d be a 9-26 (.257) win-loss record overall for Rivers’ team, dating to 2015.
But as Smith’s career highlights, there’s a lot more to a football franchise than its quarterback, no matter how highly drafted he was.
Former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and his girlfriend, Silicon Valley CEO Anne Wojcicki, have broken up after dating for just under a year, sources exclusively confirm to Page Six.
Rodriguez — who is in Los Angeles this weekend and will be attending Oscar parties, including the Vanity Fair bash, solo — and Wojcicki, the ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, quietly separated a few months ago we’re told.
Not only a fan of Chargers Hall of Famers such as Junior Seau and La Dainian Tomlinson, he mentioned Ronnie Harmon and Stan Humphires when recounting happy memories Tuesday.
Before leaving for training camp as a young pro, Smith hung out at Petco Park, chatting with sportswriters during batting practice.
Smith this week expects to have another serving of much-appreciated continuity, hearing from Reid on the headset Sunday and aiming for All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, who also joined the squad in 2013.