Details Emerge Of The Chiefs-Redskins Trade Involving QB Alex Smith

On Tuesday night, it was reported that the Washington Redskins were acquiring Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in a blockbuster trade.

The trade can’t be executed until the 2018-19 league year begins but the details of the trade are beginning to emerge.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chiefs are receiving a third round pick and a player that will be named for Smith:

Trade term update: Washington is sending KC a third-round pick and an unidentified player for QB Alex Smith, per sources.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2018

In addition to trading a draft pick and player for Alex Smith, the Redskins are also set to give him a massive contract extension worth north of $23 million a year, including $70 million in guarantees:

On the agreement in principle. Alex Smith will average $23.5 million per year in new money on the extension and $70 million in guarantees. Nobody will be able to review that contract for awhile because officially there is no contract. https://t.co/kY9DTZH2RT

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 31, 2018

Kirk Cousins, on the other hand, will be a free agent in March and will get paid.

Viewers reacted:

Norma Barbosa What philly got to with this?? Oh yeah, we r in the Super bowl!! Hellz Yeah!!!

Alley Mb Same old typical lousy redskins. I hope kirk cousins destroys them when he next faces them.

Dee Morris He got traded for an empty potato chip bag and a Comcast tv button

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