Alex Smith Traded to Kansas City Chiefs

By Clyde A. Speller
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What many predicted has come true. The San Francisco 49ers will trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs for a second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and future draft considerations. However, this trade won’t become official until March 12.

Chiefs’ new head coach Andy Reid obviously wanted Smith to be his quarterback in starting his new coaching era in Kansas City. Reid is known across the league as one of the best coaches that can work with quarterbacks. Signal-callers that has had success under Reid’s tutelage are Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.

Smith should be a good fit with the Chiefs and Reid. Kansas City already has one of the best running backs in Jamaal Charles. Now we must wonder if the Chiefs will consider re-signing either Dwayne Bowe or Steve Breaston at wide receiver to help Smith out in the passing game.

Bowe was franchised last season, and is now looking for a long-term deal. Breaston is a free agent, and is expected to talk with the Pittsburgh Steelers later this week.

Whatever the Chiefs’ front office decides to do outside of trading Smith, they seem to have the centerpiece of the offense that Reid wants. Expect to see a much more controlled offensive attack with Smith spearheading a short passing game that will compliment Kansas City’s running game.

This controlled style of offense will be greatly needed if they want to contend in the AFC West, especially against the Peyton Manning and the division champion Denver Broncos.

Clyde A. Speller  is an NFL writer for Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google

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