And just like that, the widespread speculation of where Alex Smith will land and what the Kansas City Chiefs will do at quarterback has been answered. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the San Francisco 49ers have completed a trade with the Chiefs for Smith.
Though the deal won’t become official until the new league begins on March 12, Glazer notes that the Chiefs have “really made a commitment to Smith” and multiple reports cite that San Francisco will receive Kansas City’s second-round pick (No. 34 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft and another mid-round conditional pick in next year’s draft.
Kansas City’s decision with the top pick this April now looks to easy: take the top offensive tackle (likely Luke Joeckel) or trade down and stockpile. San Francisco sure has stockpiled well, as the team is now flushed with a total of 14 draft picks (including compensatory picks).
Josh Sanchez of FanSided.com also notes that the move could also allow San Francisco to package in a potential d...