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Alex Smith trade becomes official as Chiefs, 49ers confirm deal

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have made a trade that sent QB Alex Smith to KC. The compensation is still unconfirmed but reports have the Chiefs giving up two draft picks, including a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Make sure you read our case for Alex Smith and the case against Alex Smith.

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Alex Smith trade compensation changes

The Chiefs now owe the 49ers their second round choice in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Final details on the Alex Smith trade

Alex Smith was traded to the KC Chiefs weeks ago but we're finally hearing an important detail in the trade.

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From doubter to believer: The breakdown

Time to find out firsthand what the new KC Chiefs quarterback can do. Read on for a review of Smith's nine games in San Francisco last season, which has caused MNChiefsFan, a Smith doubter, to change his tune.

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New deal? Maybe, maybe not

We live in Kansas City so we have to complain talk about the contract for the Chiefs quarterback. Alex Smith has two years left on his contract but there's some confusion as to whether he will be getting a new deal before the season starts.

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Why does Alex fit? Andy explains

Alex Smith is finally a Chief, officially. THe Chiefs made the formal announcement on Wednesday, where John Dorsey, Andy Reid and Alex Smith all answered questions. See what Smith and Reid said about the skills needed to run the Chiefs offense.

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Meet the new Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday formally introduced Alex Smith as their new starting quarterback (that's the way Andy Reid put it). Read about what Smith had to say here. Meet him and the rest of the new Chiefs below through the power of photos.

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Alex Smith: 'I'm ready for this'

The Kansas City Chiefs formally introduced Alex Smith on Tuesday afternoon. Andy Reid called him the Chiefs starting quarterback and GM John Dorsey did not divulge any details as to what this means for the future of Matt Cassel. Read on for more from the Chiefs GM, head coach and new quarterback.

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The new Chief speaks (briefly)

The Kansas City Chiefs made it official, announcing the Alex Smith trade with the San Francisco 49ers. See below for quotes from Smith, GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid. There will be a press conference at 5 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) to to formally introduce him.

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New year, new QBs

In is Alex Smith and Chase Daniel. Out is Brady Quinn and (eventually) Matt Cassel. The Kansas City Chiefs made moves in the 2013 NFL free agency period, overhauling their quarterbacks in just one year.

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The Alex Smith trade is now official

It's officially official. The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have both confirmed the Alex Smith trade in a pair of tweets, just an hour into the 2013 NFL free agency period.

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The trade will soon be official

The Kansas City Chiefs traded for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith a few weeks ago but now that the new league year is here the trade can finally become official.

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What's the true cost?

What is the real value of the Alex Smith trade to Kansas City? What would a second round pick in the NFL Draft get the Chiefs? Let's see how John Dorsey, Andy Reid and the Chiefs have used their second round picks in the past.

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The QB is an extension of the head coach

Nick Jacobs is a producer at Time Warner Cable Metro Sports in Kansas City. You can read more from Nick on his Twitter handle: @Jacobs71.

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Watch: 26 minutes of Alex Smith

This video probably won't change your mind on the Alex Smith trade, whether you agreed with it or not. But it's still a cool video! It comes via mattware on Vimeo and 49ers fans at Niners Nation have been aware of its existence for a while now.

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Alex Smith's journey to Arrowhead

The Kansas City Chiefs are picking up a quarterback who is just 28 years old but has already been in the NFL for eight seasons. Alex Smith went from No. 1 overall pick way back in 2005, to getting benched, to playing lights out, to getting benched again, and then to Kansas City. How did all this happen?

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5 ramifications of the trade

While it can't be official until at least March 12th, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have reportedly agreed to terms on a trade that will send former No. 1 overall pick Alex Smith to KC in exchange for the 34th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, as well as a 2014 conditional third rounder. BJ Kissel of Arrowhead Pride breaks down the move and analyzes the trickle down effect of the first big move of the offseason.

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The rush to judgment

The Chiefs trade for Alex Smith looks like a disaster on its face, but time will tell the true story.

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Understand where we're coming from

A lot of folks have bashed the Kansas City Chiefs decision to trade for Alex Smith from the 49ers, including some Chiefs fans. Others have praised the move. And even more are perplexed as to why the Chiefs fan base is so vocal and up in arms about the move. Read on to understand why Chiefs fans have been starving for their very own drafted quarterback.

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What does it all mean?

The deal is not yet officially done but it's coming. The 49ers will trade Alex Smith to the Chiefs. What does this mean for the future of the Chiefs? For Matt Cassel? The No. 1 pick? We examine all of that.

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Sacked! A brief history of Alex Smith vs. KC

The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0 against Alex Smith. That comes from a 41-0 beat down back in 2006 and the more recent 31-10 beat down in 2010. Smith was beat up in both games getting sacked a total of nine times. Tamba Hali, in particular, was brutal with 4.5 of those sacks.

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Alex Smith vs. Matt Cassel: The comparisons

The Kansas City Chiefs did it. They made a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for Alex Smith, one that will reportedly cost them a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and a conditional third round pick in 2014. Our Alex Smith trade approval poll is split fairly evenly right now but plenty of people had strong opinions on the trade, and many of those strong opinions involved comparing Matt Cassel and Alex Smith. Whether it was those defending the trade for Smith or those attacking it, the comparisons were .... entertaining. Check it out below.

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'Alex Smith will be a tone-setter'

ESPN's Trent Dilfer was the one who really got the Alex Smith-to-the-Chiefs ball rolling when he said at the 2013 Super Bowl that Andy Reid had a small "courtship" of Smith last year. The Chiefs did end up making the trade with the 49ers -- it's not official yet but agreed upon -- and Dilfer reacted to the move on ESPN.

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What are the odds?

How many passing yards will Alex Smith throw for next season with the Kansas City Chiefs? How about touchdowns? Interceptions? There are odds on all of those.

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More trade details

More details regarding the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers trade for Alex Smith are coming in. A new report sheds light on the conditional pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Alex Smith trade approval poll

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco have made a trade. Alex Smith will be the next Chiefs quarterback, according to a number of reports. The deal can't become official until March 12 but we have an idea of what the compensation includes. Do you approve of the decision to trade for Alex Smith?

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This likely ends the Cassel era

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have reportedly agreed upon a trade that will send Alex Smith to the Chiefs. This deal will have plenty of ramifications on the future of the Chiefs, with the most notable one being that it likely signals the end of the Matt Cassel era.

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How much?!

The Kansas City Chiefs big trade is in. Alex Smith is heading to the Chiefs after the San Francisco 49ers agreed to trade him, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. A new report has details on what the Chiefs will give up in the trade.

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Report: Chiefs, 49ers agree to Alex Smith trade

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a trade that will send Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers to the Chiefs. The deal can not become official until March 12 when the new league year opens. The compensation on the deal is not yet known. Update: A report states the Chiefs are giving up TWO draft picks.

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The case against Alex Smith

If John Dorsey and Andy Reid are putting their eggs in Alex Smith's basket, they've burned much of my goodwill on the Kansas City Chiefs. Consider this a response to BJ Kissel's "Case for Alex Smith".

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What's the market?

The Kansas City Chiefs aren't the only team interested in San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith. According to a report from the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers, the Arizona Cardinals are also exploring Smith. But is there anyone else who has shown interest in Smith?

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The case for Alex Smith

With rumors circulating that the KC Chiefs are interested in trading for quarterback Alex Smith, it's time to get serious about what Smith might look like in Kansas City. Is he a fit? What are his strengths and weaknesses? Alex Smith gets the BJ Kissel breakdown treatment below.

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Latest Alex Smith rumor is shot down

News broke on Sunday night that the San Francisco 49ers have a trade for Alex Smith "effectively complete" but the name of the wasn't mentioned. Many believe it was the Kansas City Chiefs. A new report coming out on Monday morning states that the 49ers do not have a deal in place.

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Alex Smith to Chiefs? It's a little early

Alex Smith trade rumors again? The Kansas City Chiefs are said to be the "most interested" team in Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers QB who is expected to be traded when free agency opens. A new report states that the 49ers have a trade in place that's "effectively complete" but we don't know the name of the team.

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Chiefs are 'most interested' team

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said this week that Alex Smith will not be released, which leaves two options for the 49ers -- do nothing or trade him. The latter seems the most likely. And of the interested teams the Kansas City Chiefs are at the top of the list, according to a report.

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Rev that rumor mill

I've got a feeling we're going to be hearing a LOT about Alex Smith and the Chiefs over the next few weeks. Oh, what's that? You mean people already constantly talking about that?

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'He should have value out there'

We get the true thoughts of quarterbacks around the league from former Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, who joined the Dan Patrick Show this week. Read what Pioli said about Alex Smith's future, Joe Flacco's next contract, Tim Tebow on draft day and, yes, even JaMarcus Russell.

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'Geno Smith reminds me of Alex Smith'

This Geno Smith-Alex Smith comparison comes via NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

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Where will he come from?

Where will he come from?

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13 vs. 44

Probably a few games.

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Player X + Draft Pick Y =/= Success

Want to trade an early pick for the future leader of the franchise? Not so fast...

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