Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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So, the inevitable is likely all but official now. Alex Smith will have to trade in his Giants cap for a Royals cap after the 49ers agreed to send their one-time-starter-turned-Kaepernick-jock-holder to the Chiefs, as first reported by Jay Glazer. The deal can’t become official until March 12, when the league’s new year begins. The Niners receive an attractive haul of draft picks in return. Reports have the Niners receiving the Chiefs’ second-round pick in this year’s draft (34th overall) and a conditional mid-round pick in 2014. So ends the Alex Smith era with the 49ers. A lot of people will look at it as largely a bust. And that may be true. A former first overall pick who doesn’t start living up to his potential until two years ago, his seventh year in the league sounds more like a “30 for 30″ story than a success story. Meanwhile, the second QB selected in that draft, Aaron Rodgers, is winning Super Bowl and MVP trophies, putting up godly numbers, starring in annoying State Farm...
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