Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
Alex's last 7 games.
1772 yards, 252 ypg,104.3 rating, 18 td's, 3 int's, 223 yards rushing @31yards per
Career Playoffs (3 games)
873 yards, 291 ypg, 9 td's, 0 int's, 110.3 rating
Just by those numbers alone he deserves mid-to top tier money. Call him what you will, but those numbers stack up to almost anybody I'm guessing. Admittedly he has a losing record in both these stats I posted, but Alex played well and had his team in position to win on pretty much every occasion presented. Yeah, Colts blew him out, he could've played better in the NFCC, he could've made one more throw against Indy the second time around, but same could be said about every QB sitting on their butts right now and also the losing QB's in the weeks to come.
And I know, kind of cherry picking stats here, but really Alex(IMO) was actually playing a little behind how he played in 2011/12(game managing) I would say the first 7-9 weeks. Then he started throwing the ball down field a little more and connecting with Bowe and he started actually playing some of his best football. Dude still has plenty left in his tank, and there is nothing really glaring that would lead you to believe that he can't continue to expand his game even more. He has improved every single year, in every single statistical category, since his rookie season. He's just started to reach his prime(finally).
15-18 seems about fair to me. Wouldn't be surprised to see it go bigger though. At the same time also wouldn't be surprised to see Alex settle for a "fair" deal at around 13-15 with a bunch up front.
The Chiefs did on offense in the second half of the season what I thought we would do in the second half in 2011. With their group of receivers playing together in throughout the year, they were able to be very good in the passing game with Smith, Bowe, Fasano, Avery, McCluster, and a few others here and there. You can see the result of it when Charles went down early in the game. Smith and Company were able to be more than sustainable and very competitive against the Colts
Unfortunately, it never really materialized to that degree for us in 2011. Injuries killed it.