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Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 11:04pm
Quarterback Alex Smith has a new home, as sources tell The Star that the Chiefs have reached agreement to trade their veteran starter of the last five seasons to Washington.
The Chiefs will receive a 2018 third-round pick and a player to be named on Wednesday, a source confirmed, though any trade involving Smith can’t be completed until the first day of the new league year, which begins at 3 p.m. on March 14. But the sources say the deal is in place and will definitely proceed.
Smith, 33, is coming off a stellar season in which he set career-highs in passing yards (4,042), touchdowns (26) and passer rating (104.7), throwing just five interceptions.
Related players: Kirk Cousins
The change in teams will force Smith to learn a new offense and develop a rapport with a new set of receivers, though he should remain a good value on draft day. Kirk Cousins will hit free agency as the best free agent quarterback since 2012, when Peyton Manning was signed by the Broncos.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 11:36am
Wild Card Round vs. Tennessee Titans
Alex Smith had the best season of his career in 2017, throwing for a career-high in yards (4,042) and touchdowns (26), and a career-low in interceptions (5, while playing a full season). In short, the former game manager turned into a solid fantasy quarterback and finished with the fourth-most points among QBs this season.
In the playoffs, he gets a great first matchup against the Titans, who have struggled against the pass all season. Tennessee allowed over 300 yards passing in three of its last five games.
So not only is Smith a strong option, but he also gets a favorable opponent this week. He should be viewed as a top choice at QB this week.
2017 Strength of Schedule - KC
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||22.73||33.67||269.47||1.73||0.33||8.00||11.85||4.00||23.67||0.07||0.07||5.92||19.68||64.40/64.40||100.00% |