Not to be lost amid all the NFL free agency madness is that once the new league year starts today at 4 pm eastern time, trades will be able to be officially executed.
That means today could well be the day that Alex Smith officially becomes a Kansas City Chief.
As of now, the reported details of the trade are that the Chiefs gave up a 2013 second-round pick and a 2014 third-round pick that could become a second-rounder based on conditions.
We don’t really know for sure if these details are accurate and we also don’t know what the conditions are.
If the trade is sent to the league office today, then there is a pretty good chance the details will leak out shortly thereafter.
Former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli indicated a couple of weeks ago that he thought there might be some compensation coming back to the Chiefs in the form of a late-round pick. While that isn’t likely to change the minds of folks who think the Chiefs game up too much for Smith, having more draft picks will only help the Chiefs.
We also have news that the Chiefs are in heavy pursuit of New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Daniel is a hot commodity on the QB market and there are reports of up to six teams pursuing him.
Daniel has basically no experience starting and went undrafted a few years back. Still, teams seem to like him more than any of the other QBs on the market.