NFL News | Kansas City Chiefs Trade For Alex Smith
There will be no more quarterback controversy in Kansas City. At least not for now.
On Wednesday, the Chiefs got their man.
As first reported by FoxSports‘ Jay Glazer via Twitter, the Chiefs have completed a trade for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. The deal cannot be made official until March 12th, which is the first day of the 2013 league year.
Though terms of the deal are also not official, Glazer reports that, “[the] Chiefs have made a clear commitment to Smith.” Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News says that the Chiefs will give the 49ers a second-round pick this year and “a similar pick” in 2014 for Smith.
Though this isn’t a Robert Griffin III type of trade with draft picks, the Chiefs must have faith in Smith to be their franchise quarterback by trading at least two draft picks to the 49ers. The 28-year-old signal caller and first overall pick in the 2005 Draft was having a solid season under sophomore coach Jim Harbaugh, before suffering a concussion and never seeing the field again due to the amazing play of Colin Kaepernick.
Smith, who had been a bust before Harbaugh came around, has shown a lot of promise the past two years and is going into a comfortable situation with new head coach Andy Reid. The only thing that can make Smith feel more welcomed to Kansas City is if the Chiefs can finalize a deal that will keep All-Pro wide receiver Dwayne Bowe with the team.