Chiefs success is 49ers gain

Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) speaks to media after the game against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs won their 8th game of the year on Sunday, and with the victory moved to 8-0 – the last undefeated team left in the National Football League.

This is splendid news for fans of the team, especially coming off a 2-14 season.

A new coach in Andy Reid and a new quarterback in Alex Smith help lead the way for Kansas City, and have helped turn them into a force to be reckoned with – there is no denying that.

So how does San Francisco come into this equation?

A report from CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco reminded me of the stipulations of the Alex Smith trade.  The 49ers received a 2013 2nd round pick in that deal, but also would gain a 2014 second round pick if the Chiefs won 8 or more games this season.

It’s a small price to pay for winning, but nonetheless a gain for San Francisco.

The 49ers picked 11 players in the 2013 draft, including second rounders Tank Carradine and Vance McDonald.  In 2014, they will now have 2 second round picks once again, and at the moment own 13 picks in that draft.

Of course these things change with trades, etc., but as of now here is a list of San Francisco’s 2014 draft choices via CSN Bay Area:

1. First round: Own pick
2. Second round: Own pick
3. Second round: Kansas City pick in 2013 Alex Smith trade
4. Third round: Tennessee pick in 2013 draft day trade
5. Third round: Own pick
6. *Third: Compensatory
7. Fourth round: Own pick
8. Fifth round: Own pick
9. Sixth round: Own pick
10. Seventh round: Carolina pick from 2012 Colin Jones trade
11. Seventh round: New Orleans pick from Parys Haralson trade
12. Seventh round: Indianapolis pick from Cam Johnson trade
13. Seventh round: Own pick

So, it looks like the 49ers will have plenty of flexibility in the upcoming offseason and trade market.  Meanwhile, the Chiefs are playoff bound it appears, so I’m sure Kansas City fans don’t mind too much.


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

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