Alex Smith experiences déjà vu with the arrival of Patrick Mahomes

The Chiefs quarterback compares his situation to what happened with the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick.

The moment he heard the name of Pat Mahomes, the images paraded through the mind of Alex Smith. After 13 years in the NFL, there is not much that the current quarterback Kansas City Chiefs have not seen or situation that has happened.

Having to give the post to someone younger than him is, unfortunately, something that he lived during his stay in San Francisco , where he lost ownership at the hands of a young man named Colin Kaepernick, and knows that the possibility of that Repeat with Mahomes is more than latent.

He understands and accepts it. He is aware that he has already begun counting down his tenure as the starter in Kansas City. It would be innocent not to think otherwise.

“I think the Chiefs are committed to me just for this year,” said the 49ers exquarterback in an interview with ESPN. “That’s nature. If you do not go out and do your job, Coach Reid is very honest. You must go out and do your thing. Apply for all “.

The wisdom that is only gained over the years gives Smith a new perspective, because he insists that this is the mentality that must always have, with or without Mahomes breathing close.

“Whether we have selected Patrick or not, does not change anything, right? If you are not good enough, if you do not do your job, you will not have it for a long time. This is how the position works . ”

If anyone knows, it’s Smith, who was San Francisco’s first draft pick in 2005 and eventually took title to veteran Tim Rattay in the middle of that year and kept it for a good part of seven seasons until a Kaepernick Second year he applied the same trick to him, banishing him from the Bay to Kansas City.

It is the cycle of life. The food chain. As George Washington Duke said in Rocky V: It is the young lion against the old lion. It is so obvious that Smith himself accepts the comparison.

“Yes, there is some similarity,” he acknowledged. “I am the oldest quarterback and they selected a young man they are looking to develop.”

He says it well, it’s the old man. He does not regret and knows that he only has to do what he deserves. The rest is out of reach.

“I’ve been through it, and I get it. If any of us were the manager, and in my opinion we are talking about the most important position in the whole sports world, it would be a mistake not to accumulate talent, “he said. “You understand. And that should not change my focus. I still feel like I can play for a few years. Honestly, I think I keep getting better. ”

Maybe, but he does not have much time to prove it. At least not in Kansas City.

Bennett opens the Seahawks doors to Colin Kaepernick

Seattle is looking for a substitute for Russell Wilson and his former rival sounds like a possibility.

Pete Carroll is still a ‘hippie’ at heart. In a world in which Colin Kaepernick has the doors closed for his political stances and the unnecessary noise for a reserve quarterback, the Seahawks coach opens a light of hope to his former rival and antagonist of epic battles.

And he’s not the only one in Seattle.

The vocalist and outgoing defensive end Michael Bennett would welcome Kaepernick in the locker room, claiming that his political stance is one that is shared among Seahawks players, who on more than one occasion have expressed their support for Kaepernick.

“I think it would be a good thing in our locker room,” said Bennett, one of the team’s leaders. “I can not find a reason why I would not fit. I think we all talk about the same issues. Only he had the courage to face it, I understand. ”

The rest of the league seems to have turned their backs on Kaepernick, partly because of their stance and social activism, and partly because their numbers have consistently gone down in the past two seasons, having stayed within five yards of winning the Super Bowl in 2012.

In Seattle, he would have no pressure on either side. Their acts and protests are backed by colleagues, coaches and even the owner. Suffice it to remember that as Kaepernick knelt in protest, the Seahawks came out of their arms intertwined with the same message.

In addition, the quarterback would only see the pitch in case Wilson was a victim of a catastrophe. As Bennett puts it, Kaepernick will not find a better place.

“I think it would be great if Kaepernick got the chance to be on our team, it would be a very good place for him, because we have people like coach (Pete) Carroll, who are enthusiastic about those kind of challenges,” he said in an interview With 710 ESPN Seattle.

“We have an owner who invests and gives back to the community. There are players on this team who contribute to the community. There’s Russell Wilson, who shows that our team is community based. It’s the perfect place for him. ”

Come on, the situation is so good for both sides that Bennett and the rest of the Seahawks seem to have forgotten the intense rivalry that arose between Kaepernick and cornerback Richard Sherman after the latter intercepted the pass that gave Seattle the ticket To the Super Bowl in January 2014, which led to a strong war of words.

But words are carried away by the wind. The important thing is the actions and Bennett believes that Seattle could benefit Kaepernick on the ground, so it would not be a purely political or public relations movement.

“You have to see what you have done over the years with your team. Our offense is career-based, and the fact that he can play in the read-option gives him many opportunities to be a star in the NFL again, “said Bennett. “I think we have a great system, great players, and we have Russell. It would be good for him. ”

For Kaepernick, the obvious benefit would be to receive his weekly paycheck, but the fact that his pay comes from a team that does not see it as a threat or a problem would be invaluable.

There is only one small detail: Until now, everything is hypothetical.