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Report: Niners QB Smith heading to KC

A deal is reportedly in place for the San Francisco 49ers to trade quarterback Alex Smith.

Jason La Canfora of CBSsports.com reported Sunday that a trade for Smith is “effectively complete,” but cannot be finalized until the league year officially begins on March 12.

The Kansas City Chiefs are presumed to be the frontrunners for the displaced Smith’s services. Smith has two years left on his current contract, and is set to cash $8.5 million this season, including a $1 million roster bonus. He is to make $7.5 million in 2014.

Steve Mikkelson, sportsbook manager at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nevada, currently has the Chiefs at 50/1 in his NFL futures and says the potential acquisition of Smith wouldn’t improve those odds.

“He (Smith) isn’t a top 20 quarterback in the league,” Mikkelson told Covers. “There are only a handful of teams he would be a starter for next season.”

Jay Rood, sportsbook director for the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, has a different view on Smith.

"They (Chiefs) have already been bet down from 150/1 to 50/1 when Andy Reid was named the new head coach," Rood told Covers. "If Smith ends up there they would probably fall to 40/1.

The 28-year-old has thrown for 14,280 yards with 81 touchdowns and 63 interceptions in 80 career NFL games.

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Posted by hammer1
1 year ago

I think you are right. what about the number 1 pick lacey for alabama
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Posted by sd-jones
1 year ago

It's a mistake, please KC don't do it. The Chiefs have been cursed at finding a suitable quarterback. If they weren't going to find a proven winner with some gas left in the tank, why not just keep Cassel as the starter? He put up great numbers with Todd Haley, he couldn't score points but he was always in the top (5). If they could find an offensive coordinator to fix the red zone woes Cassel would be among the leagues best. Don't get me wrong I thought the Chiefs made a huge mistake in signing Cassel for all that money when he had only limited starting experience. Okay they made it to the playoffs (patriots) but didn't you notice the dropoff in pts. scored? The meat and potatoes offense? The pats made a killing trading him to KC and Cassel got paid, way too big of a contract. Those numbers you would give to a quarterback that gets you to a afc/NFC championship game at least once on his arm. (Flacco) Someone will take a chance on Cassel and if the right mentoring coaching staff is in place to develop the lad he's gonna be dangerous. Probably be a great backup for Drew Brees or even Romo... he would probably end up winning the Romo position outright. But without good coaching you'd be just wasting your $, that is what the chiefs are doing again. Alex Smiths was built for that niners team, score (2) tds and kick a field goal or two and let the "d" get it done. There is a spot open in the AFC west (behind the broncos) but who's going to fill it?
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Posted by hammer1
1 year ago

"I think you are right. what about the number 1 pick lacey for alabama"