The 49ers have a trade in place for Alex Smith, according to a report from CBS Sports.
However, there are several unknowns, such as who is the team that will acquire Smith, and what the 49ers are getting in return.
The deal also cannot be official until March 12 when the dealing period opens.
It has been rumored that the other team is either the Kansas City Chiefs, the Jacksonville Jaguars, or the Cleveland Browns.
However, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell told the Florida Times-Union that it is “not us.”
As for the Browns, a source tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that they are also not the team involved.
Thus, it is a logical conclusion that the Chiefs and 49ers have struck a deal to bring the quarterback to Kansas City, but that is still pure speculation at this point.
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.