Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/10/14

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 6: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to make a pass play during their NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 6, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 20-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)
Alex Smith wanted to be with the Kansas City Chiefs. He ultimately got his wish. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was introduced at a news conference at the Chiefs' training facility on Wednesday, capping a whirlwind day of physicals and meetings. Smith was traded to Kansas City for a pair of draft picks in a deal that was reached two weeks ago, but could not become official until the start of the league year on Tuesday. Smith had turned around his career the past two years in San Francisco, but lost his job to Colin Kaepernick when he sustained a concussion. Kaepernick ultimately led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, and Smith let the team know that he wanted to be traded or released rather than be a backup quarterback. Chiefs coach Andy Reid made it clear that Smith will be the starter in Kansas City.
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  • Storybook finish.. Smith drives Chiefs 80 yards in last minute of Superbowl 2014 to defeat Kaepernick and his 49ers 31-28
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