Kansas City Chiefs Agree to Trade With San Francisco 49ers For Alex Smith

By Dan Parzych
(Kelley L. Cox/USA Today Sports)

After weeks of being linked to numerous teams, it looks like the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade Alex Smith to a new team for the 2013 season–the Kansas City Chiefs.

Even though a trade can’t be made official until March 12, it appears the Chiefs and 49ers have a deal in place for Smith, but the details of the deal are still unknown. Despite posting impressive numbers at times during the 2012 season, Smith lost the starting job to Colin Kaepernick after suffering a concussion during the middle of the season and it was clear his only chance of starting again in the NFL would be if it happened with a different team.

If anything, Smith should be excited about joining a Kansas City team that sent six players to the Pro Bowl last season–despite finishing with a 2-14 record during the regular season. There were questions surrounding whether or not the Chiefs would use the top pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on a quarterback, but it looks like Andy Reid has found his next quarterback project in Smith as he looks for a fresh start after spending the last 14 seasons as head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Of course, the news of Smith heading to Kansas City is good for just about everyone on the Chiefs other than Matt Cassel–who will most likely be able to relate to Smith when it comes to losing a starting job at quarterback.

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