The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to trade Quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for Cornerback Kendall Fuller and a 2018 third-round draft pick, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. This can’t be finalized until the new league year begins on March 14 and that was also reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
This trade means two things: 1. The Patrick Mahomes era is ready to begin in Kansas City. 2. It looks like the Washington Redskins won’t re-sign Kirk Cousins to a long term deal. Alex Smith is 33 years old and the Redskins are giving Smith a four-year contract extension worth $94 million and $71 million in guaranteed money for injury, according to sources that told Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Smith will be under contract for five more seasons worth $111 million. Smith completed 67.5% of his passes last season for 4,042 yards 26 touchdowns and five interceptions with the Chiefs. Smith hasn’t won a playoff game since the 2015 postseason against the Houston Texans 30-0.
Fuller recorded 67 tackles and had four interceptions last season with the Redskins. He is only 22 years old and Fuller is going to be a solid number two corner in Kansas City along with Marcus Peters.