The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly completed a trade for 49ers QB Alex Smith.
The trade can’t become official until March 12th but reports indicated that the Chiefs may see Smith to be more than a one or two-year stopgap.
The trade is reported to be for a 2013 second-round pick (#34 overall) and for a conditional mid-round pick in 2014. Some reports indicate that based on the conditions, the 2014 pick could become as high as a second-rounder.
Fans are…not happy. We’re not saying all Chiefs fans hate the deal but most of the reaction we’ve seen so far has been overwhelmingly negative.
The picks are so high that it seems like the Chiefs are planning to commit to Smith long-term. Smith has two years left on his contract and is scheduled to make around $7 million per-year. There are no indications of whether the Chiefs will ask Smith to restructure his deal to extend for more years.
If I had to guess, the Chiefs will likely pay Smith this season and evaluate his play. If he plays very well then they will probably try to redo his contract and ifhe plays poorly they can consider going in another direction.
Now it is time for you to weigh in. Grade the Alex Smith trade.