Abominable quarterback play was the chief reason the Kansas City Chiefs experienced a dreadful season in 2012.
"Ultimately, every team has to have a quarterback," Pederson said Wednesday, per The Kansas City Star. "I think we have the best in the league."
"There are a lot of great ones," Pederson said. "But over time, Alex has proven he can get it done. He's a sharp guy, he brings a wealth of knowledge, he's experienced, he's a proven winner the last couple of years, and he needs a team to embrace him."
Ultimately, the team, especially the coordinator, should have the utmost confidence in its quarterback. There is no question Smith is an upgrade and will be the keystone to the Chiefs' season. However, hyperbole in these cases usually just means that the coach is going overboard to convince himself.