San Francisco 49ers Trade Alex Smith to Kansas City Chiefs For Two 2nd-Round Picks

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) warms up against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers have officially agreed to trade Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, according to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer. The 49ers will reportedly receive a second-round pick this year and a similar pick in the 2014 NFL Draft in exchange for Smith. It is a trade that has been rumored for the past few days and was expected to be complete. On March 12, it will become official.

Glazer passed along the report on Twitter today:


The move cannot be official until the new league year begins on March 12. It is a big move for the Chiefs and will allow the team to focus on selecting a left tackle with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Kansas City’s choice will now likely come down to Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher.

An interesting 49ers note: San Francisco will now have extra draft picks to package in a potential deal for New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis.

What do you think of the Chiefs decision to acquire Smith? Many fear that this could be the team committing to mediocrity, but don’t be surprised if they use a pick later in the draft for a developmental quarterback prospect.

Topics: Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers

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  • http://twitter.com/bluenotebacker Sean Jeffries

    Team committing to mediocrity, couldn’t say it better myself. Prove me wrong, Alex Smith, but I say your best years are behind you. KC should’ve gone with Geno.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      Andy Reid reportedly loves the guy, so perhaps he has some really big plans in store for Smith. I still expect the Chiefs to target a quarterback in the middle of the draft.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Fetterolf/1350572105 Jim Fetterolf

    Seems a good move, maybe a little more expensive than I’ld like, but there will be developmental QBs in later rounds and Smith won’t have the several year development curve that looks imminent in this year’s mediocre crop of QBs. Smith and a dominant OL will be just fine.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      Will be interesting to see if the Chiefs prefer Joeckel or Fisher as their left tackle.

  • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

    With the uncertainty at QB in this draft class, the Chiefs made the right move to get Smith. But I still think they gave up too much, because the Bee reported that scouts at the Combine said the 49ers “might” get a fourth out of Smith. The focus is on tackle now for sure, and the pick has to be Joeckel since the Chiefs probably won’t be able to trade out of the first pick.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      I really think KC just gave up way too much

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