6. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
After his Kansas City Chiefs started out the season winning six of their first eight games, Alex Smith was firmly in the discussion for the early-season MVP race. In fact, through the first eight games of this year, Smith had thrown 16 touchdowns, and zero interceptions. And he was doing so with perhaps the worst group of wide receivers in the NFL. But Smith will always have to fight the stigma of being a game manager who lives on checkdowns versus higher-risk throws, regardless of the fact that his 8.03 yards per attempt this season is the 6th highest in the NFL (and a career-high for him). But the Chiefs recent offensive struggles aren’t helping his case.