Oct 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park. The Giants defeated the 49ers 26-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Trade for Alex Smith Effects Geno Smith's Draft Stock

Today, multiple sources are reporting that the San Francisco 49ers have agreed in principal to send quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a 2nd round pick (34th overall) and a conditional middle round pick.

The trade all but ends the speculation that Geno Smith will be selected with the first pick in April’s NFL Draft. With Alex Smith on the roster, the Chiefs will likely turn their eyes to drafting an elite left tackle such as Luke Joeckel with the top pick or, more likely, will trade back in the first round to attempt to recoup some draft picks from another team to replace the picks they are shipping to San Francisco.

With Kansas City out of the mix now, and with speculation that the Eagles and Cardinals will not draft a quarterback at the top of the draft, Geno Smith’s likely options are the Bills at #8 or the Jets at #9.

The reaction to the news of Alex Smith’s trade effecting Geno Smith are mixed:

 


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