Chiefs trade QB Smith to Redskins, saving $17 million

Chiefs trade QB Smith to Redskins, saving $17 million

The Redskins made a laughably bad trade that was widely pilloried Tuesday, agreeing to a deal to trade a 3rd round pick and versatile cornerback Kendall Fuller to the Kansas City Chiefs for Alex Smith.

But now Kirk Cousins will be a free agent.

The trade won't be official until the beginning of the new league year, which is 3 p.m. on March 14.

Washington's blockbuster trade for Alex Smith quickly became an out-of-nowhere, heat-seeking talking point during Super Bowl Week. Veteran Darrelle Revis delivered a solid performance for the team down the stretch drive, but he carries a cap hit of $10 million in 2018. In his one game of action, which came in the last game of this past season - his rookie year - Mahomes displayed some solid progression.

Fuller did tweet after he had found out from the team that he's heading to Kansas City.

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Smith was 31-15 as a starter with Kansas City with three playoff appearances. It's obviously a gamble for the Chiefs to bet the house on 2017 first-round pick Patrick Mahomes, but after losing in the first round of the playoffs amid a career year from Smith, they have an accurate picture of the true ceiling they'd have with Smith under center. ESPN insider Adam Schefter recently said that Garoppolo and his agent, Don Yee, may not want to get a deal done with the 49ers too quickly so they can see what Rogers ends up with in Green Bay. Having the trade unofficially formalized this early also allows them a ton of time to solidify their options and potentially tinker with their incredible position in the 2018 draft (picks 1 and 4).

Signs have pointed for some time that the Chiefs would trade Smith, their starting quarterback since he was acquired in 2013. While Cousins has improved in that area, Smith is more adept.

Looking at the graphic, with Alex Smith's numbers being on the left and Kirk Cousins' being on the right, according to a year ago at least, the Redskins and fantasy owners will be getting the same quarterback for all intents and purposes.

Cousins is looking for a victor and while the Jets did go a disappointing 5-11 in 2017, NY has a lot to offer Cousins if he were to come to the Big Apple.

The other scenario involves the Colts' ability to trade back in the draft if they desire to do so. He completed 67.5 percent of his passes with a career-best 104.7 passer rating. Cousins will have his fair share of suitors come March, but it goes without saying that the Jets' chances of landing the six-year signal caller just skyrocketed. But with the strength of the Jaguars' defense and the presence of prized young tailback Leonard Fournette, many within the league wonder just how good the team could be with a more consistent and reliable quarterback.

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