Dec 19, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

49ers: Alex Smith Drawing Interest from Kansas City Chiefs

Rumors are flying about the possible destinations of Alex Smith, the 49ers backup quarterback who more than deserves a starting job elsewhere.

The 49ers will attempt to trade Smith, and one of the interested teams are the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Yahoo! Sports.

It’s been no secret that Kansas City is looking for a quarterback, but none of the arms in the draft are of much interest to them:

The Chiefs are unlikely to use the No. 1 overall pick on a quarterback this year because none of the top ones – such as Geno Smith and Matt Barkley – appear to be worth it. Several head coaches and offensive coordinators this week said they wouldn’t be surprised if no quarterback were selected in the first round this year.

Thus, it would only make sense for the Chiefs to pursue a trade for Smith, one of the top quarterbacks available right now. An earlier report suggested that a fourth-round pick would get a Smith trade done, so it should be fairly easy for the Chiefs to acquire Smith if they are willing to part with a draft pick or two.

Smith was the 49ers starting quarterback in 2012 until he suffered a concussion in Week 11, allowing Colin Kaepernick to take over and excel. Kaepernick led the 49ers all the wayto the Super Bowl, while Smith watched from the sidelines.

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  • Jim Harper

    No doubt Smith would be a good fit in Reid’s west coast offense. Being a KC fan for over 50 years has taught me to wait until it happens before getting too excited. I would think SF would want more than a 4th rounder though.

  • thetony

    A 4th rounder for smith? I would think they would want atleast a 3rd round pick… I would be happy to get anything for him instead of releasing him for nothing but a 4th just seems low like there aint no other interest out there for him.. I thought arizona was interested and it would be nice to get a bidding war between them and chiefs…

    • superman_25_58

      That’s bc he was considered a bust until Harbaugh came along and made him relevant again. He isn’t even worth a fourth rounder IMO. I would just wait for his ass to be cut than bring him in if you want, bc he isn’t as bad as Cassel but he isn’t that much better either if at all IMO.