The NFL Network is reporting that a Alex Smith trade to the Kansas City Chiefs is “all but done.”
Earlier today, a CBS Sports report indicated that the 49ers had “effectively completed” a trade for Smith, but the team was not named.
The trade will not be made official until March 12, when the dealing period begins.
The other two logical choices that could have been interested in Smith are the Browns and Jaguars, but they both deny acquiring the 49ers quarterback.
That only leaves the Chiefs as his destination, which makes too much sense considering that Kansas City is dying for a quarterback change and the newly-hired Andy Reid really likes Smith.
Smith was the No. 1 overall pick in 2005 by the 49ers, but struggled mightily in his first couple seasons.
That all changed in 2011, when the 49ers brought in Jim Harbaugh as head coach. Smith flourished under Harbaugh, putting up career numbers and leading the 49ers to the NFC Championship game where they fell to the Giants.
He was their 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.
We will have much more on this potential Alex Smith trade, and will alert you if something breaks.