Alex Smith Headed To Chiefs; Another QB Off Table For Jets
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Some thought San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith would be great fit for the Jets.
So much for that. Two words: not happening.
A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire Smith from San Francisco.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade does not become official until March 12, when the NFL’s new business year begins.
It’s the first big player move by Kansas City since Andy Reid took over as coach after being fired by Philadelphia.
Fox Sports first reported the deal.
Smith lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick after sustaining a concussion Nov. 11. Kaepernick played well, and coach Jim Harbaugh stuck with him even when Smith was healthy.
Kaepernick led the 49ers to the NFC championship and a close loss to Baltimore in the Super Bowl.
The Jets have said quarterback Mark Sanchez will face competition for the starting job. Backup Tim Tebow is expected to be released if New York is unable to find a trading partner.
Michael Vick was also loosely linked to the Jets before re-signing with Philadelphia last month.
Jets fans — what should the team do at QB? Do you have your eye on someone in particular? Let us know in the comments…
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