Chiefs agree to trade QB Smith to 'Skins

Alex Smith to the Browns? Kansas City Chiefs QB not excited by potential trade to Cleveland

The Chiefs reportedly received a third-round draft pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller from Washington.

The Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs made some shocking headlines late Tuesday night when it was reported that quarterback Alex Smith would be traded to the former.

Washington has chosen to essentially swap out Kirk Cousins for Smith, a move that generated plenty of criticism. The teams can't make the trade official under the new league year starts on March 14.

The Washington Redskins believe they have found a new franchise quarterback.

Also, like Matt Miller mentions in the tweet above, the Chiefs probably wanted to avoid sending Smith to an AFC team, especially a division rival. That option is guaranteed for injury and Bortles reportedly just underwent wrist surgery, meaning that the deal becomes guaranteed if he can not pass a physical by mid-March.




Following the trade of Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, the attention around the league has shifted towards Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins. It's obviously a gamble for the Chiefs to bet the house on 2017 first-round pick Patrick Mahomes, but after losing in the first round of the playoffs amid a career year from Smith, they have an accurate picture of the true ceiling they'd have with Smith under center.

With Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins guaranteed to hit free agency now, this could have a major impact on the Colts in the draft.

You wouldn't think a team that finished 10-6 and a playoff berth would be considering a change at quarterback next season. Plus, Minnesota may need a little more money now if they intend to re-sign quarterback Case Keenum this offseason. The Redskins didn't want to sign Cousins, feeling it would prevent them from keeping important pieces or finding other parts. Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield are widely considered the top four quarterbacks in the draft who could be deemed worthy of the No. 5 pick. That failed, badly. They traded up in the 2012 draft to select Robert Griffin III. Quarterbacks are the most sought-after players, and now that the Redskins will presumably no longer be drafting a quarterback to replace Cousins, some interesting hypotheticals are cropping up.

The Bills don't want to be using a draft pick (even a third-rounder) and a boatload of cap space on a guy who will be 34 in May and who's a bridge QB to your real answer. His revised five-year contract will be worth about $110 million. By that I mean that I was floored by the fact that he even managed to complete over 60-percent of his passes and the 284 yards passing weren't too shabby either.

Smith is "one of the best competitors and teammates I've ever been around", Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce posted on Twitter.

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