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Around the NFL: Alex Smith Traded to the Chiefs


It seemed inevitable that quarterback Alex Smith would be traded away from San Francisco at some point, and today, that’s exactly what happened.

The Kansas City Chiefs acquired Smith from the 49ers in exchange for a second-round pick in this year’s draft. It is also believed that the Chiefs will get a mid-round pick in next year’s draft out of the deal.

With Colin Kaepernick leading the Niners to the Super Bowl, there was no chance that Smith would return to the team. Smith simply hasn’t panned out like most believed he would as a former number one overall pick, but it’ll be interesting to see if a change of scenery will do him some good.

It sounds as though the Chiefs believe that Smith can be their starting quarterback next season, as there have been rumors that they will be releasing Matt Cassel.

Keep in mind that the trade isn’t “official” until the new league year starts on March 12.

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