That one Peters has a hard time understanding.
"No," he said when asked if he agreed with the Smith trade. "Man, Alex, Alex don't get enough respect. And they need to start putting some respect on that man's name. Because I've seen that man get thrown under the bus too many times and he took it as a man. And he never complained about it. He don't turn over the ball. And he know how to win."
There's no denying Smith's numbers and his regular-season wins. In 2017, he led the league with a 104.7 quarterback rating and threw for a career-high 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns. In his five seasons with the Chiefs, he logged 53 regular-season victories. But the knock on Smith has always been playoff wins, something he only achieved one of (a 2015 wild-card win over the Texans) in his tenure as signal-caller in K.C.
Peters said that's not exactly Smith's fault, though. The collapse against the Titans in the wild-card round last month was on Peters and the defense, the DB said.
"That was our fault for messing up the playoffs," Peters said. "That was our fault."