The Kansas City Chiefs are trading Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins but that’s not because the Cleveland Browns didn’t try. According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns did indeed try to trade for Smith, too.
And so did a bunch of other teams.
Multiple teams - and one person labeled it as “six” - expressed some form of interest to KC about trading for QB Alex Smith, per sources. KC was listening to offers from other teams this morning.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2018
The Browns are particularly interesting because Alex was asked about this just earlier today. He said that he thought at this point in his career he had earned the right to at least be part of the conversation about his trade and when asked by Dan Patrick about the Browns he sarcastically (I think) said something about 1-31 over the last two seasons sounding awesome.
I figured that the Chiefs wouldn’t screw Alex with the team they sent him to. No offense but going to a 1-31 Browns team who has a long history of losing would kinda be screwing him. (No offense to John Dorsey who I think will eventually turn the Browns around). I’m not surprised he went to a non-bad team. Washington isn’t New England but they have a decent team and coach. The Chiefs liked Alex and wanted to do him as best they could while still getting something in return.
I’m also not surprised so many other teams wanted him. He is a franchise stabilizer. A bunch of teams should’ve wanted Alex.