Published: Wed, January 31, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Chiefs trading QB Alex Smith, opening door for Patrick Mahomes to start

Chiefs trading QB Alex Smith, opening door for Patrick Mahomes to start

In an even more shocking turn of events, Schefter continued - along with Chris Mortensen - that the Redskins and Smith had already agreed in principal for a four-year contract extension that would include a whopping $71 million in guaranteed money.

Smith has one year and a cap figure of $20.6 million remaining on his current pact, per the Star.

This figures to point Kirk Cousins to free agency, and the impending unrestricted free agent stands to be the best quarterback available on the market since Peyton Manning in 2012. In 15 games he went 341/505 passing for 4042 yards, 26 touchdowns, 5 interceptions and a QB rating of 104.7.

It was expected the Chiefs would deal the 33-year-old Smith because they took Patrick Mahomes with their first-round pick in 2017.

The Vikings could keep Keenum by signing him to an extension or placing the franchise tag on him.

The 49ers were once considered a team that would pursue Cousins because of the tie between the quarterback and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, but the 49ers got their quarterback of the future when they traded a second-round pick to the Patriots for Jimmy Garoppolo.

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He said, the survey as also the President's address, have raised the issue of agriculture, which is the right approach. Also, sharp corrections to elevated stock prices is another risk we should be watchful of".

"There is no word on the compensation yet, and any trade involving Smith can't be completed until the first day of the new league year, which begins at 3 p.m. on March 14", Paylor said.

It's unclear what exactly the Chiefs are getting in return for Smith, but NFL.Com's Ian Rapoport reports that the trade involves "picks and a player".

For the past two seasons, Cousins has been playing under the franchise tag.

The move marked the first time the Chiefs selected a quarterback in the first round since taking Penn State's Todd Blackledge in 1983. The Chiefs made the playoffs four times in five years with Smith as their quarterback.

Never in National Football League history have we seen a more ideal storm brew for one player in his career, let alone in his first six years. Smith isn't a gunslinger, as indicated by his career 6.91 yards per average completion but there's something to be said for someone who hasn't had a season with more than seven interceptions since 2011. To no surprise, Smith wants to play for a good team.

"I wish I knew (where I'll be)", Smith told Patrick.

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