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Chiefs trade Alex Smith to Washington [report]

The Kansas City Chiefs traded former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith to Washington on Tuesday evening, as first reported by the Kansas City Star. It is expected that Washington received at least a second-round pick in return, according to Adam Schefter.

Smith, who will be 34 when the 2018 season starts, had one-year left on his deal with Kansas City worth $17 million, and will reportedly also receive a four-year extension from Washington worth $23 million per year. Washington give quarterback Kirk Cousins the franchise tag in both 2016 and 2017 to avoid committing to a long-term deal.

Smith is coming off an excellent season, where he set career-highs in passing yards (4,042), touchdowns (26) and passer rating (104.7), while ranking as the sixth best quarterback in the league according to Pro Football Focus. Last year’s 10th overall pick Patrick Mahomes will take over at quarterback for Kansas City.

Smith played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2005-2012, and led the team to the NFC Championship Game in 2011.


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