May 20, 2018

Chiefs Agree To Trade Pro Bowl QB Alex Smith To Redskins

31 January 2018, 07:32 | Ken Black

Those failures were in large part why the Chiefs traded up past year in the first round to draft quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, and why the Chiefs on Tuesday sent Smith to Washington in return for a third-round pick plus Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller as compensation, sources told ESPN.

Smith spent the last five years as the Chiefs starting quarterback. The deal can not become official until the start of the NFL's 2018 league year on March 14, the report noted.

If the price for Cousins is too high, the Jets could retain their own free agent quarterback, Josh McCown.

Alex Smith is on the move again.

Schefter also reports that Smith - who was set to enter a contract year in 2018 with a salary of $14.5 million, plus 2.5 million in bonuses - will sign a four-year extension upon officially joining Washington.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) calls a play against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Denver. Once Cousins signs with another team, the Redskins will receive a third round compensatory pick in 2019, and the team is now $52 million under the 2018 salary cap.

McLovin really tore into Alex Smith when Dan said "go back a little bit", to which McLovin replied, "it's not Mahomes". His revised five-year contract will be worth about $110 million. As for Cleveland, new general manager John Dorsey possesses a preexisting relationship with the veteran quarterback, having acquired him in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers in his first season as the GM of the Chiefs in 2013.

The Redskins have enjoyed the play of Kirk Cousins over the last few seasons, but even with the requisite cap space (well over $50 million) to sign him, they were ready to move on if they had another option. Everybody I talked to who knows him, loves him.

Smith had a magnificent 2017, throwing for 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns.

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