According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs will trade for San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith as soon as they are able, when the new league year starts on March 12th.
Deal has been agreed upon between Chiefs and 49ers. Compensation unclear but I’m told again Chiefs have made a clear commitment to Smith.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) February 27, 2013
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is confirming the report and is citing a source that the pick is for at least a second-round draft pick.
Wow. This is huge news. I thought this trade was definitely going to happen but I did not think that it would be for a pick as high as a second-rounder.
This means the Chiefs are certainly not going to be taking a QB in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. I would be shocked if they did.
This means Alex Smith is the Chiefs’ guy for the foreseeable future.
We are covering the fallout from this news. Stay tuned to Arrowhead Addict as we will bring you more as this information continues to leak out.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the deal is for a 2013 2nd-round pick and a conditional mid-round 2014 pick.
Chiefs will trade second-round pick this year – the top pick in second round – as well as another conditional mid-round pick in 2014.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2013