Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith entered the NFL as the first overall pick back in 2005. It took nine seasons, but Smith went through another draft this week with the new “fantasy football” format of the Pro Bowl.
This time around things went quite differently for the Chiefs signal caller. Smith was the last player selected (well, technically “assigned”), making him “Mr. Irrelevant” of the Pro Bowl.
““It comes all the way around,” Smith said after the draft wrapped up. “It was new for me sitting in the green room that long.”
It was brought up to Smith that he can now share his “Mr. Irrelevant” experience with Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop, who was the final player selected in the 2009 NFL Draft.
“That’s a great point, possibly, yeah, I could.”
Smith will play for Jerry Rice along with teammates Brandon Flowers (14th round), Justin Houston (14th), Derrick Johnson (18th) and Dexter McCluster (21st). Rice could have had Jamaal Charles too, but passed up on adding him as team captain.
Deion Sanders has Charles as well as Dontari Poe (day 1), Eric Berry (9th), Tamba Hali (15th) and Branden Albert (18th).
So when you decide which team to cheer for this weekend (is that a thing?), keep in mind that even though both team has five Chiefs, Team Rice snubbed Charles!