The Kansas City Chiefs have been fielding persistent questions about their quarterback situation since mid-January.
"Alex is our quarterback -- there's no question about that or anything else," Reid told the Kansas City Star in late January. "I surely didn't want to insinuate that (was not the case) at all."
Earlier this month, general manager John Dorsey echoed Reid's sentiment on Smith's standing with the organization.
"We've said all along he is the starter -- I don't know what more you want to say," Dorsey said. "He's led this franchise to three playoff seasons out of four, which is pretty good in my eyes."
Chairman Clark Hunt is the latest to weigh in, confirming to the Kansas City Star over the weekend that Smith is entrenched as the franchise quarterback.
"I would just reiterate what Andy has said several times throughout the offseason," Hunt explained, "which is he's very happy with Alex and Alex is going to be our starter going into 2017."
"I am bullish on Alex Smith because ... there are only eight or 10 franchise guys in the league," NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said Monday on a conference call, "and if Alex Smith isn't one of them, he's kind of a notch below, and that's better than most of the other teams around the league. I could name you half the league that needs a quality starting quarterback.
"So I believe the Chiefs are ahead of most of the teams. I think you've got to be careful for what you wish for, because it may come true."