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Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, Marcus Peters and others tweet support for Alex Smith

Alex Smith traded to the Washington Redskins! Let's talk about it LIVE!

Posted by Arrowhead Pride: For Kansas City Chiefs Fans on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

One thing that struck me ever since the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes is how dedicated to Alex Smith the rest of the locker room is. I don’t say that in an anti-Mahomes way but more of a positive Alex Smith way. Chiefs players loved that guy. I thought in the first year or two that it was this manufactured respect for the supposed leader of the team at that position but I learned over the years it was real. The locker room loved Alex and they respected the hell out of him. That’s evident in this note that Travis Kelce put out on Twitter.

We’re going to hear a lot about other Chiefs players and former players saying good things about Alex but this one from Kelce stands out to me. Kelce is going to be in KC for a while and had every reason to bond with Mahomes. And I’m sure he did. But Kelce, one of the biggest stars on the team, always went over the top supporting Alex. Mahomes has a big arm and the future is with him but Chiefs players legitimately looked up to Alex and I think that’s evident with this message from Kelce.

A few more reactions from Chiefs players on the trade...

Thanks for everything brudda! Wish you nothing but the best!!

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