Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/12/13
When Andy Reid took over the Chiefs this past offseason there was a large noticable glaring hole at quarterback. Reid didn't mess around when it came to filling that hole handing the 49ers a pair of second-round picks for Alex Smith in a stunning offseason trade. Turns out this past summer wasn't the first time Reid made an an attempt to land Smith from the 49ers (although it was obviously the first successful attempt). He acknowledged to the New York Times in a piece that ran Sunday that he tried "multiple" times to trade for Smith while he was with the Eagles. Reid confirmed as much to Peter King of theMMQB.com as well. "I just always watched him and thought ‘Man I'd like to coach that kid'" Reid said. Does this sound familiar? Because it should. Shortly after trading for Smith (in between the combine where Reid was asked about Nick Foles roughly 5 billion times and the owners' meetings) Reid sat down with the media for breakfast in Phoenix and pointed out that he always had eyes for Smith. "I'd always kind of had my eye on Alex as [GM John] Dorsey did and we were able to get that thing done" Reid said.
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