Andy Reid, John Dorsey Talk Alex Smith Trade


Jan 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is interviewed during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs will introduce former San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith to the media today at 5 pm central time.

The Chiefs and 49ers made the trade for Smith official yesterday when the new league year began. announced that the press conference would take place and also posted some quotes from GM John Dorsey, head coach Andy Reid and from Smith himself.


"After many discussions with the 49ers and Alex, we were able to come to an agreement that we felt was mutually beneficial."

"Alex wanted to be a member of the Chiefs; we are excited to have him and we think he can help improve this team."


"Alex is going to fit in well here in Kansas City, and we are excited to have him on board."

"We’ve seen him play at a high level and he can be very impressive. We are anxious to get him in the building and get him started learning our system."


"I am very blessed and thrilled to be joining the Chiefs family."

"I’d like to thank the Hunt family, John Dorsey and Coach Reid for giving me the opportunity to play football for such a proud franchise. I know from experience that Chiefs fans are among the greatest in the NFL and I’m really looking forward to Sundays at Arrowhead Stadium."

We’ll have a live thread for Smith’s presser later today.

I wonder if the Chiefs will lock Smith in a room upstairs and make him speak to the media via a speaker phone like Scott Pioli used to do.