Alex Smith trade could shake up draft, impact Packers

Alex Smith hurls some heat at trash-talking radio host who questioned his arm strength

After an impressive season, Smith became the subject of endless trade speculation and Tuesday night, the Washington Redskins made the blockbuster deal to acquire the 30-year old, sending a third-round draft pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller to Kansas City in exchange for him.

The fifth overall pick is obviously the most valuable asset the Broncos have, but Cousins is not the only fish in the sea this offseason at quarterback, and while he might present the quickest route back into title contention, there are other ways the Broncos can build the roster and specifically starting with the quarterback position. NFL trades can not be made official until the start of the new league year on March 14.

It's an interesting dilemma for a team that reportedly made a play for Alex Smith before the Chiefs traded him to Washington. He showed plenty of moxie and a strong arm in Week 17's comeback win over the Denver Broncos and now the task to lead this team is on his shoulders. "Just being there in Kansas City, getting to work with him, seeing a guy that for some reason people critique all the time, I mean, the guy's a victor".

Following the trade of Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, the attention around the league has shifted towards Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins. For Kansas City, Andy Reid and the front office are ready to hand the keys of the offense over to Patrick Mahomes, a player who KC spent a first round pick on in last year's draft. They have several veteran players - Demaryius Thomas and C.J. Anderson to name a few - whose deals could be scrapped to help make room for Cousins' salary. The Jaguars' situation is complicated because they exercised the fifth-year option for next season in Bortles's rookie contract, at a cost of more than $19 million. What does this mean for the Cleveland Browns?




Smith guided the Chiefs to the playoffs in four of his five seasons.

With Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins guaranteed to hit free agency now, this could have a major impact on the Colts in the draft.

Now, with Smith out of the equation, the Chiefs may not have the luxury of a steady regular season. Immediately viewed as a puzzling move for a Washington team that seems to be content treading water, it will undoubtedly become one of the most polarizing deals of the offseason. The Eagles, however, got the best of him in their two meetings this season, even though Cousins completed 75 percent of his passes and threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns a 34-24 Eagles win on Monday Night Football in October. If one of them nabs Cousins, then this eliminates one of the Colts potential partners to trade back minimally, but still allowing them to get a top guy on their board.

Smith is "one of the best competitors and teammates I've ever been around", Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce posted on Twitter.

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