Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/1/13
Although it cannot become official until March 12th, the Kansas City Chiefs traded a 2013 second round pick and a conditional draft pick in 2014 for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.Smith struggled at the beginning of his career, but posted a 19-5-1 record under head coach John Harbaugh the past two seasons.Acquiring a quarterback through a trade or free agency is nothing new to Kansas City.The Chiefs have not drafted a quarterback in the first round since Todd Blackledge in 1983. And he is more renowned as an ESPN commentator than he is as a former Chiefs quarterback.And 12 players, Steve Bono, Rich Gannon, Elvis Grbac, Warren Moon, Trent Green, Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen, Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn, have all started under center since Kansas City won their last playoff game in 1993. Quarterback Joe Montana won their last January game.The media have already assumed Smith will just add to this list of names. Change has surrounded Al...
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