Now it's Kansas City's turn to decide if they want Alex Smith around for the long haul.
Amid word that contract negotiations with Smith's camp aren't progressing well, coach Andy Reid joined NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Tuesday to suggest that his starting signal-caller wouldn't become a free agent after this season.
"Well, there's open communication between both parties. Now, I'm not in that business anymore -- that's (general manager) John Dorsey's side of it -- but there's been open communication," Reid said.
"I've always believed that if there's open communication, then normally good things happen. So, I'm sure something will get done. I can't put a time frame on that, but I'm sure something will get done."
"Eventually, as (with) all negotiations, there will be a medium point where both sides agree. Time will move on and we'll go to the next project," Dorsey said. "This thing will go on for a little bit. There's a degree of patience here. There's no reason to rush."