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Chiefs' Alex Smith trade: Affecting the NFL Draft, free agency and plenty more

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.

What does the Alex Smith trade mean for the Chiefs?

1. New starting QB in 2013: 'The Chiefs got the best veteran free agent quarterback available. Obviously the compensation was very, very steep. The Chiefs have a better chance of winning next season with Alex Smith than any other quarterback they could've had."

2. Pressure on Alex Smith: Who had more pressure on them, Matt Cassel or Alex Smith? BJ picks Cassel.

3. NFL Draft implications: "Luke Joeckel becomes the guy everyone is talking about with the No. 1 pick." Can you still draft two quarterbacks this year?

4. Rest of free agency: If the Chiefs did sign Branden Albert, then it wouldn't be a simple swap of Albert and Cassel for Joeckel and Smith. Also: the effect on Dwayne Bowe.

5. Bold offseason moves: Andy Reid was the first coach signed, then John Dorsey and then the big trade for Alex Smith.

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