ESPN has just reported that the Kansas City Chiefs will send four draft picks to the San Francisco 49ers for QB Alex Smith. The report is attributed to Adam Schefter.
This is a new development as previous reports, including reports from ESPN, indicated that the deal would be for two draft picks, not four. We had been hearing the Chiefs would send a 2013 second-round pick, as well as a 2014 conditional pick.
I am wondering if ESPN messed up here because a report from Schefter on their own site has Schefter saying the deal is for two picks. We haven’t been able to find this report anywhere else. It is either new or ESPN screwed up. But as you can see from the video below, they definitely said it.
This trade already seems to be extremely unpopular among Chiefs fans. If ESPN is correct in saying that KC will send four picks for Smith, fans may revolt.
Chiefs fans seemed divided on what the Chiefs should do with the #1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft but a great number of supports seemed to want the team to draft and develop their own QB.
The Chiefs are expected to cut QB Matt Cassel, who has been the starter for most of the last four seasons.