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Alex Smith Trade Compensation Revealed


We all know the Kansas City Chiefs traded their 2013 second-round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers for Alex Smith but until today, we didn’t know exactly what else they traded.

When the news of the Smith trade broke, reports indicated that there was a conditional 2014 pick involved. Supposedly KC offered up a third-round pick that could become a second-round pick. But nobody knew the conditions.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated has revealed that if the Chiefs go 8-8 or better in 2013, KC has to give the 49ers their 2014 second-rounder.

A third- or second-rounder from Kansas City, the remnant of the Alex Smith deal. Now it can be told: The second draft choice San Francisco will receive from the Smith deal will be K.C.’s second-rounder in 2014 if the Chiefs go 8-8 or better this season. It will be a third-rounder in 2014 if Kansas City is under .500 this season.

So: San Francisco will probably have first-, second- and four third-rounders next year. But if the Chiefs surprise, it’ll more likely be a one, two twos and three threes. As we’ve seen, GM Trent Baalke is dangerous with extra picks in his hands. If Colin Kaepernick is very good, the Niners should be annual contenders for years with the picks laid out that way.

I can live with this. I’d rather the deal be “if the Chiefs make the playoffs” but if KC can get to 8-8, they should be in the playoff race for most of the season. Eight wins would mar a +six game improvement. Considering the Chiefs managed to win seven games a couple of years ago with Tyler Palko at QB and no Jamaal Charles, I think it is reasonable to think the squad could get to 8-8 with Smith and Andy Reid.

Then again, I thought the Chiefs could win the AFC West with Romeo Crennel as the head coach so what the hell do I know?

What do you think, Addicts? Did the Chiefs get a raw deal here?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.weber.739 Mike Weber

    I don’t think we got a raw deal. We got the best available quarterback, which we sorely needed. Maybe two second round picks was a lil steep. But until Smith was injured and Kaapernick? took over, Smith was a starting NFL QB and had great stats. So if we can be better than 8-8 with him and all the other transactions, I think it’s a great deal on our part. Either way, I feel alot better going into 2014 than I did going into 2013.

  • steve james

    I think they got took advantage of yes. They did what they had to do to be in a position to compete in this now league.

  • oldchiefsfan

    Yes I think San Francisco saw us coming and took advantage. However, Alex Smith is a Chief and it is what it is! I won’t be satisfied with 8-8 though. I want playoffs and I want wins in the playoffs. If we can get to the playoffs and win a game or 2 I’ll say it was worth it. Next year I want Super Bowl though.

  • Tyler Alexander

    When u think about it, two 2nd’s is a small price to pay to quadruple your win total and looking at the schedule I think they will be better than 8-8. Assuming the players learn the new schemes quickly…

    • Dustin Joyce

      I think 10-6 is possible based on schedule. Depends if we can steal some regular season wins from those damn donkeys

      • Troy Utt

        I believe our seconday matches up with their recievers to accomplish exactly that…Surely we can at least split!

      • ladner morse

        Dustin… I’m on the 10-6 wagon too. Good call.

    • Suzi Conger

      Yes indeed Tyler….agree w/ you

    • Suzi Conger

      Right on Tyler

  • chiefridgy

    Good deal

  • Colton

    They can get 2 second rounders for a qb that had the best team in the league and did ok? But we can’t get 1 second rounder for one of the best left tackles in the league? This is gonna come back to kick our asses again. Watch geno and other qbs have good years and we waste time and money again on an b class quarterback. Now we can’t make up for a bad trade losing 2 2nd rounders to pick up a game manager…. This is the most questionable decision Dorsey has made.

    • chiefdeorty

      Get over it already Geno will not be as good in the pro’s and the Albert deal is what it is.

    • Brody Hall

      Dude have u not heard the current Geno talk? The dude is a grade a assclown who thinks his shit dont stink. I was a die hard Geno guy but thats because all of this was kept secret for some reason. Only QB I would want out of this draft was EJ but Buffalo decided to REACH for him. And another thing… Alex Smith did much better than “okay”. He took his team to the NFC title game and if it were not for special teams it would have been the superbowl! Then he got screwed out of the starting job this past year… HE HAD THE HIGHEST QB RATING IN THE NFL WHEN HE GOT HURT!!! So do us all a favor and yourself included… Stop making crap up and talking our of ur ass thinking that were dumb enough to believe something just because someone typed it.

      • Suzi Conger

        Right On Brody; check my posting to Colton….

    • Colton

      Did u guys read nothing I said. I didn’t say I wanted geno. I said he’s going to be another qb we passed on that’s talented and young. I don’t care what “they” say about anyone because they said the same things about cam newton. That he was selfish, couldn’t go through progressions. They said Alex smith has more arm talent then Arron Rodgers and that Arron wasn’t mobile enough too small and had trouble with accuracy throwing downfield. (Mel kipper jr) so that’s who you get Ur info from? Alex smith was a good transition player but he will not be the on to take us to where we want to be. Is it so crazy for a lifetime chiefs fan to want them to draft a qb, we as an organization have never drafted our own highly successful qb and that’s why we have been terrible for so long. Alex smith was ok dude if anyone believes anything just because someone types it its you, you are just repeating everything you heard people say. He a game manager with the best o line defense and running game in the league. Throwing 25-30 times a game is a game manager. The only reason he played well is because the coaches only ran certain plays; screen passes and chuck downs. Look at his stats over 20 yards. I know more about football then you could ever imagine. So quit repeating everything you hear and start thinking for yourself moron.

      • Suzi Conger

        Colton, again your posting is laced with fallacy’s….so be careful who you call ‘Moron’; but rather look to yourself… One of several good articles for you to try to digest is ‘Breaking Down Alex Smith; From Doubter to Believer” http://www.arrowheadpride.com ……there are several other excellent FACT-based articles available to educate yourself re/ QB’s….you can contact me @ facebook and I’ll be happy to share them with you

        • Colton

          I get my facts from nfl.com. Please tell me one thing I said that was incorrect. I used exact words by Mel kiper. Some of Alex smiths numbers from 2011. So it’s kind of funny how you say I’m not using factual statements but then cannot disprove one of them. Alex smith had a good year 2011. In 2010 the chiefs destroyed the 49ers. Look a how many games that less than 20 points that were scored by the niners. Alex smith has never had more than 20 Tds in a season. 2009 only 2,300 yards 18 td 12 int 60% comp. 2010 2,300 14 td 10 int 59.6%. Even in 2011 his best season only 3,000 yards 44 sacks and only 61% comp. so your telling me that’s a class a qb. Also your really going to read one article and say I’m not stating facts. I’ve been studying him for months not one article and I wasn’t talking to you. So first mind you own business second dont tell someone they are wrong when you haven’t done the research and they have. Third I was responding to someone insulting me because I said we passed on more rookie qbs and that he wasn’t worth 2 2nd rounders if Albert wasn’t even worth 1 second rounder. So please dont insult me I stated my opinion first that what this website is for not refuting other people an worrying about what they say. I can give you some more real stats and facts if you want some

          • Colton

            Also I’m not saying I’m not relieved we got him. I think a game manager is exactly what we need, we only have 1 deep threat now Avery so it’s perfect for him. I just don’t like how close his career stats are to Matt cassels and he was on the 49ers

    • Suzi Conger

      Colton, you call #1 NFL ranked QB completion%/Accuracy……#3 nfl ranked QB…..Offensive Player of the Week; rated 154!!!!…..MVP and ProBowl Nominee (at time of concussion) …..Broke SF franchise record for most consecutive passes with NO interceptions…..Inducted in NFL Hall of Records…..Substantially Superior RedZone success than CK7 replacement…… JUST O.K????
      Gosh,,,,, I hope Harbutt is happy; CK7 was directly responsible for the SB loss with his final RedZone fiasco;; his ‘strong-arm’ OverThrow Out-of-Bounds failed pass intended for Crabtree….. Harb/SF/CK7 accomplished an NFL HISTORY FIRST by replacing a Superior rated QB (AS) with an Inferior (but FLASHY) QB (CK7 = only 16TH nfl rated and Failed to achieve TOP 5 ranked PlayOff QB’s )…..
      CHIEFS have the superior QB with ASmith…..the more accurate question is; can the TEAM make it into the PO’s; AS is very capable of achieving the SB

  • Troy Utt

    I believe the escalator hit us a bit hard…But none the less, the brass did what they had to do! We needed a QB that would fit our system, in Alex Smith they found those qualities as none in FA or the draft met our needs… Being he was the QB with the highest QBR hanging out there we paid swiftly & accordingly to assure we had our man! I honestly believe that we were better than our 2-14 record reflected last year. With the additional players we have signed/drafted I am quite excited at the the hope of once again being competitive and playoff bound!!! Now all that’s left to do is PLAY BALL! WAR CHIEFS!!!

    • Jim Harper

      Yeah, what he said.

      • Troy Utt

        Yes Sir… What I said to Michael…

    • KCMikeG

      Just imagine where we would be without him? Ugh!

      • Troy Utt

        Completely agree Michael… I took some lumps for this one early on. But after they did the deal and the dust settled, the “AA” crew put out several articles that helped to show where Alex was in our best interest…
        I believe having him running Reids offense will be 2nd nature to him, just a matter of “verbage”…That alone is worth it’s weight in gold! Especially when it comes to bringing the others along…

    • Suzi Conger

      Well said Troy….agreed;;;GO CHIEFS!!!

      • Troy Utt

        I try to go into every season with the same new enthusiasm! But with everything that has been done this off-season it just feels different, I cant wait for the first snap!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ben.yates.902 Ben Yates

    Personally I think this years 2 was fine but I think we got played for another early draft choice next year.

    • cd3382

      Yea i agree, i think this years 2 rounder was enough. I understand Alex Smith was playing phenomenal at the beginning of the season last year, but i don’t think he is even worth two draft picks at that.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    The compensation was too high, but I’m over it. If we go 9-7, we’ll be in the hunt for a wildcard spot. If Alex Smith takes this team to the postseason in year one, it’ll ease the pain.

    • toperspective

      And if he doesn’t it could still cost a number two.

    • Suzi Conger

      Remember Stacy, ASmith would have led SF to the SB in ’11 if 10Williams had not handed/delivered the win to NY with his two consecutive fumbles…

      Harb blew the ’13 SB by replacing AS with CK7;;;; little known facts; AS has a substantially higher rate of success in RedZone than CK7 (CK7 lost that game with his final red zone failure; an uncatchable out-of-bounds pass to Crabtree)……AS = #1 nfl QB completion% and #3 nfl QB……CK7 = only 16TH nfl QB and Failed the Top 5 PlayOff ranked QB….

      ASmith is capable of leading the team to a SB,;; but the real question is can the TEAM accomplish PO’s;;; adequate o-line protection,,, good receiving….the D putting pressure/sacks on the opposition QB…good safty/CB work??

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Alex Smith has definitely turned the corner, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that #2 defense he had in both of the years in question. The Chiefs defense isn’t quite that good yet. I hope he plays well enough to make the compensation a moot point. I’m rooting for him.

        • Suzi Conger

          yep agreed

  • chiefdeorty

    10-6 and it will cost us a second but the cost will be worth it because we will go from the basement to the penthouse with Smith and Reid.

  • Trent Taylor

    If they win and can build around Alex, its more than worth it IMO.

    • Suzi Conger

      Yes indeed Trent…GO CHIEFS!!

  • ArrowFan

    DayBull was the problem on O more than Romeo. I would have preferred 10-6 over 8-8. However if Smith pans out and plays good for 5 plus years then the trade is worth it. If someone else is starting as our QB in three years then it was not worth it, unless we win a Super Bowl sometime in that 3 years.

  • UtahChiefan

    Too high of compensation. But, when we win it all it won’t matter what we gave up in return. Go Chiefs!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7407726 Nicholas Alan Clayton

    As before, I’m satisfied but not crazy about it. I think when the team on the other side of the deal is doing jumping jacks of joy you gotta wonder if you’ve been had. But, if a single player can lead your team to a 6 win improvement, then he’s probably worth two 2′s.

    • toperspective

      It’s only worth that if the market required it. I don’t think it did. The question is whether he could have been had for less.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7407726 Nicholas Alan Clayton

        I agree somewhat. The fact that we signed the trade two weeks before it officially even could be made makes me think we left some chips on the table. On the other hand, knowing that we had him in the fold allowed Dorsey and Reid to focus on other FA’s as soon as the floodgates opened and that turned out quite well for us too.

      • Suzi Conger

        I guess you have not realized that AZ made it clear that they wanted ASmith; Harbutt blocked the trade…hmmmm, what was/is Harb worried about?

      • Suzi Conger

        Market Value = A willing and knowledgeable ‘Buyer’
        A willing and knowledgeable ‘Seller’
        Coming to transaction terms in an open market under no duress

        I trust JDorsey (and AReid) to be knowledgeable of the open market and under no duress; AReid has been watching AS11 since his (AS) college games and checked in with SF as to AS’s availability for the past several years.

    • Suzi Conger

      Remember ASmith led SF to first PO’s in what, 8/9 years and would have led SF to the SB in ’11 (and ’12) if 10Williams had not handed/delivered to game to NY with his two consecutive fumbles…

      • Derek

        Ummm let’s keep in mind that he was the starting QB for those other “what 8/9 years” meaning it was the team and not the QB that got that far

        • Suzi Conger

          Ummmm, lets keep in mind that for ASmiths’ first 6 years in NFL, SF management and coaching staff were the worst in the league; chaotic and horrific ( ie; offensive coaching turnover annually ) I believe you would agree that ARodgers knows an excellent QB and poor coaching/management environment, right? Check out AR’s interview re/ AS11….

          Gosh Derek, I thought EVERYONE by now was aware of SF’s coaching/management ‘dark years’.

          Derek, I don’t think you realize how silly and ambiguous your following statement is…” ….it was the team and not the QB that…..” Derek the QB is an important element of the WHOLE TEAM . In other words, the most elite receiver cannot catch the ball unless the QB is accurate/effective with his pass/plays.. Therefore, through logical deductions, it wasn’t until SF had all the necessary components for success; good coaching/management and talented teammates, that he (AS) was ABLE to demonstrate his talent(s) = Wins

  • drtold

    I think KC should stop making deals with the NFC West, because those guys are killing it.

  • micah stephenson

    The Chiefs got beat like a drum on this deal! Alex Smith aint shit! And to all the people spiting out the company slogan “just wait till next yr”, we ALL know they aint really gone get no QB next yr ether! At least not in the 1st rd cus thats just not how we operate around hur.

    • dominicscarlatti

      Return of the Troll…

      • http://www.facebook.com/genemyuk Gene Yuknis

        spoken by the president of the tim tebow fan club!!!

        • dominicscarlatti

          I can’t stand Tebow. Either you’re confusing me with someone else, or you’re well off your meds…

    • Suzi Conger

      Freddy, there’s a lot of good information out there about QB’s should you choose to educate yourself; I see that you know nothing about the criteria that constitutes a good QB….
      You make a fallacy detrimental statement with no fact(s) to substantiate the statement….

  • Brody Hall

    Im glad we got smith… But we gave up too much for him. We could have landed him for a Third with the comp being 3rd or 4th pick easy. More than likely this will be back to back years KC is not in the second round because 8 and 8 i feel is very doable… Glad we got our QB but my butts still a bit sore thanks to the Niners

    • Colton

      Funny how you argue my point above then say almost the exact same thing. We couldn’t have gotten him for less other teams were making offers we had the highest pick. The point is, is he worth the 2nd rounders, of course they would give them 1 7th round pick if they chose what picks to trade

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    It all comes down to the results, doesn’t it? If the Chiefs win a playoff game with Smith in the next two years, it was probably a good deal. If the Chiefs go 8-8, 7-9 and 9-7 over the next three seasons it was a bad move.

    • toperspective

      No it doesn’t. The question is whether KC had to pay that much. Who were they bidding against. SF was going to get rid of Smith one way or another. KC appears to have been bidding like a drunk at an auction.

      • KCMikeG

        Just like we were going to move Albert one way or another? Being we really don’t know anything about who else was bidding or what they bid it is a pretty big assumption to be claiming drunk bidding on our part. There were plenty of teams that needed a QB. Buffalo reached in the draft. The NYJ gambled on throwing Geno into their cluster of QB’s and the Eagles traded up to get Barkley in the 4th round before all the other project QB’s were picked. We would not have been better with any of those options.

        • toperspective

          Only the insiders know for sure. But I haven’t read anything about a bidding war breaking out for Alex Smith. Don’t forget that it wasn’t any 2nd round pick…it was the 2nd pick in the round. Sure there were teams that needed a QB, but how many were desperate for Alex Smith? I think Reid really liked the guy and because the draft was so weak, he panicked and overpaid.

      • Lyle Graversen

        I think they wanted to get him before the other teams realized that the rookie class was truly garbage. So instead of waiting SF out until they lowered their price they met their price before any other team COULD get in on him and end up driving the price up even more.

        • toperspective

          You really think someone would have given more than a 2nd pick in the 2nd round and a 2nd rounder in 2014?

          • Derek

            Agreed. Absolutelydelusiona.no QB is going for two high picks unless it was one of the top 4 such as Rodgers or brees. Not even Flacco would’ve gotten that compensation

      • Colton

        Personally I wouldn’t have given them the second pick but they def couldn’t have waited you see what Arizona gave up for Palmer. So other teams def want him, but I wish we could have waited til he got released because we had the worst record so we would of been the first team that could claim him, like Kyle orton was

    • Suzi Conger

      And as you know Patrick, it takes a TEAM to achieve PO’s, and the SB…. ASmith has already DEMONSTRATED that HE can lead/accomplish PlayOff wins and probably SB… remember it was 10Williams that handed the win to NewYork in ’11 with his two fumbles and CK7 caused the ’13 SB SF loss with his extremely poor completion% (1st half = 47% !!!) and his RedZone failure (again) ‘StrongArm” OverThrow Out-of-Bounds attempted pass to Crabtree.

      Can the Chief’s Team accomplish the PlayOffs?…..ASmith has previously proven he can win PlayOff games.. I agree with you,,,time will tell

    • Derek

      I think it’ll be 9-7 this year but miss the wild-card. Next year go 10-6 and win the division (assuming manning is gone and osweiller wasn’t a true understudy) and hopefully our first play-off game in over 20 years but then Tyler Wilson and Oakland will smoke us in year three and we’ll finish 7-9 and so this was a bad bad deal in the long run. Hope daniel steps up…disappointed they didn’t give tanney even a shot

  • GDL40

    We gave up TOO MUCH ! ……. Of course I could look like an idiot if we go 9-7 or 10-6…. or better yet if we finally win a playoff game in the nnext 2 years (which Im hoping for). But I’m more realistic then most people I see here, with some even mentioning the “SB” words… I love my Chiefs, and I dont like the niners, but the chiefs in 2013 are not going to be anywhere near the quality team the niners were the last 2 years, they’ve had almost every piece of the puzzle, except for QB- A Smith needs a great team to look good….. we are not a great team, yet. Matt Cassel would’ve looked good in that niners team …… I do think Smith is an upgrade over cassel, slight one but an upgrade, and our defense should be better …. so I guess Im cautiously optimistic …. GO CHIEFS !!!!

    • toperspective

      No you won’t look like an idiot. The reality is that they most likely could have had him for a lot less. SF was going to get rid of him irrespective…who else was bidding?

      • Suzi Conger

        toperspective; Cardinals for one (there were a couple others) ; Harbutt blocked the trade; Harb knows AS was/is a superior QB to CK7….check out the nfl QB ’12 rankings/ratings/stats

  • Danny W

    Makes me wonder if we couldn’t get Kirk Cousins with that kind of trade honestly. I think Cousins is just as good if not a little better than Alex Smith and has way more upside. Was the trade worth it for Alex Smith? To me thats really hard to say. I do believe they sure have put their chips all in on him and if he flops it should cost them their jobs. Went out and got the qb they wanted that’s fine but possibly two second round draft choices for 8-8 is a whole helluva a lot. I personally hope Alex Smith resembles Joe Montana much more than Elvis Grbac or Steve Bono.

    • toperspective

      8-8 is hardly anything to get excited about. Bad move by Reid-Dorsey.

    • Lyle Graversen

      This is total speculation on my part, but after Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick, and a rookie QB (Foles) I think Reid fell in love with the idea of having a smart QB that would make the right calls and could handle his entire playbook. I don’t think he wanted to mess with holding a young QB’s hand. I have nothing to back that up, just my gut feeling.

      • Colton

        That def makes since because a lot of the qbs in this draft were known to not have high football iqs. But we signed Tyler bray and he’s supposedly all arm no brain, but I’m sure after 20 some years he getting tired of it so that makes a lot of sense

      • Danny W

        I think Reid is enamored with Alex Smith because of his ability to complete small crossing routes and accuracy in the west coast scheme. It’s also the same with Chase Daniel. Two seconds hurt though in my opinion. Especially if someone like Teo turns out to be all world.

      • Suzi Conger

        Remember that AReid has been tracking AS11 since his (AS) college play and all through AS’s career with SF; this trade was no ‘whim’ . AReid and JDorsey both are knowledgeable of market value, and last, AReid and JD know that AS11 endured 6 years of SF9er ‘dark days’; chaotic and horrible management/coaching staff(s). AS was finally able to demonstrate his QB talents ’11/’12 with a good coaching staff and talent-based team.

  • ladner morse

    I’m unhappy that the final agreement is based upon a won-loss record. In the end… it will be all about how Alex Smith plays. He could play great next year and the Chiefs could go 5-11. But… if he plays badly… or gets injured… and somehow the Chiefs come up 8-8 or better… it’s going to be a bad deal gone ugly.

    At least we know that Reid and Dorsey will do anything to get their man at QB. That’s the upside.

    • KCMikeG

      Certainly we would have some contract rider that requires AS to be the starting QB for all 16 games or at least a clause that says he has to be healthy.

      • Danny W

        I would think that would be necessary.

    • Lyle Graversen

      I agree in theory, but realistically if KC ends up 8-8 or better it is very likely because Smith was able to replicate his play in SF.

  • toperspective

    What an idiotic trade. The Chiefs were competing only against themselves…..really makes me question Dorsey and Reid’s intelligence. Sounds like a Pioli choke job.

    • Lyle Graversen

      I disagree, I think Reid and Dorsey showed that they were ahead of the rest of the NFL with this deal. While the other QB needy teams were still trying to figure out if the rookie class had their answer they took one look at them and dealt for Smith before anyone else realized he was by far the best QB available. By the time teams like Arizona, Oakland, and Buffalo caught on it was too late and they were left with the likes of Carson Palmer, Matt Flynn, and Kevin Kolb.

      • toperspective

        Not sure I agree with your assessment. The 49ers had to trade him before March 12th or a 1M roster bonus would be due to Alex. It’s clear they wanted the traded to go down quickly. Some day it will come out what the other teams offered and I would wager that no one was even close to the KC bonanza.

        • dominicscarlatti

          We will never know what the other teams offered. Gimme a break!

      • Suzi Conger

        YES Lyle!!!

      • Derek

        Lol no they picked up project QBs that will be far superior in one to two years than any FA available. The FA’s are being used as stop gaps in the mean-time which how it’s supposed to work when you draft a QB. FACE IT TYLER WILSON IN THE 4th was a fantastic move by Oakland and we picked who again? An average two down system LB?? For fuckssakes…I ant believe I’m rooting for oaklands FO than our own…Flynn will probably lose his job by the 4th week so Wilson gets ton of experience and will be a competitive QB by seasons end…KC will continue to be serviceable…

        • ArrowFan

          There is no way that Wilson will out perform Smith in 2013 or in 2014.

          • Derek

            In 2013 definitely not in 2014 and 15 though is a definite possibility

    • Derek

      Couldn’t agree more. This is pioli for sure

  • dominicscarlatti

    Two 2nd rounders – ouch. He’s a good QB, so hopefully the price will have been worth it. I preferred Geno until I viewed his appearance on Gruden’s QB Camp. No presence, no charisma, just a yawning gulf where his personality should have been. Nice guy, and I hope he does well, but I think he will not be able to lead with his personality, and the fishbowl experience of playing in New York City for the league’s most dysfunctional organization indicates to me that Geno has landed in the worst possible situation.

    • Danny W

      I think Geno will get a shot this year though. I’d say he will struggle because I don’t think they fixed their line or they’re play makers at wide receiver. It is a bad situation but I do believe he will get to play.

  • Shawn Duce

    If KC is better than 8-8 they’re most likely in the hunt for a wildcard and will pick between 20-32 in each Rd, if worse than 8-8 most likely will pick between 10-20 (we better win more than 4 games). So it’s basically a late 2nd or a high 3rd,not a huge difference IMO. One condition I wish was included…that AS had to play X amount of games this year

  • antony555

    I think no one will know if this trade is any way what the coach and front office thinks until the second season, a year to learn Reid’s offense and everyone gel together. Truly I am not expecting the offense to be as potent as Mannings. But a vast Improvement over last years.

  • Guest

    We did what we had to do to vacate the cellar. We will be fine next year.

  • redchiefs

    I see the Chiefs being better than 8/8. The D was pretty awesome last year, and I truly believe holes have been plugged with high quality veterans, and the draftees that are defensive players come with the skill and attitude we need.
    This story being about the compensation for Alex Smith needs some context. Alex Smith immediately gives us someone who Andy Reid wanted out of college, an #1 overall pick. Alex Smith has shown over the last two years a high quality veteran QB who is 1. accurate with good timing; 2.can make adjustments at the line; 3. and a QB who is quick to make his decisions as he goes through his progressions. Chiefs fans should be very encouraged and the pass blocking Alex Smith will get here should be far superior to the pass blocking he got in San Francisco. Add to this the feature back he now has, the WRs he now has and the strength of schedule this upcoming season and I just can’t stop thinking about a deep run into the playoffs.
    I think that this team is vastly improved on paper, and the players all have a deep hunger and a chip on their shoulders this year. Granted, Denver is going to be pretty awesome, so I’m not going to be predicting any division titles, that team better be aware we’re coming for them, and we have the team to do just that.
    Getting into the playoffs this year would be totally worth next year’s 2nd round pick, don’t you think? Still, I can really see this team getting 2 or more wins in the playoffs this year. GO CHIEFS!

  • christian rajkovic

    Two 2nd rounders for at best a game manager haha. Then on top of that you draft a RT number 1 overall haha. Good luck Chefs haha