Alex Smith Traded

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As I predicted after the 49ers win against the Patriots back in December, Alex Smith would in fact never start another game for San Francisco.

Today, the San Francisco 49ers agreed to trade Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the trade, the 49ers will receive a 2nd round pick (34th overall) along with a conditional mid-round pick in the 2014 draft.

Alex Smith was having a career season when he suffered a concussion mid season in a game against the Rams. He ultimately lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl. Alex Smith’s numbers at the time of the injury were impressive. In 9 games, he thre for 1,731 yards, with 13 touchdowns only to 5 interceptions.The 49ers were 6-2 at the time (they ended up tying the game in which Smith suffered the concussion) and they were primed for another trip to the postseason.

Colin Kaepernick took over for Alex Smith in week 11 for a Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears and dazzled. It was enough to create a controversy in which coach Jim Harbaugh declared Kaepernick the starter. From there out, he performed exceptionally. Leading the 49ers to a 5-2 record to end the season, they finished 11-4-1 in which both quarterbacks split the snaps, and even a berth in the Super Bowl. By trading Alex Smith, the 49ers are making a statement that they are going all in on Colin Kaepernick.

The most unfortunate thing about this trade, Alex Smith did not perform poorly to lose his starting job. HE SAT OUT WITH A CONCUSSION! That is it! You can’t blame them for sticking with Kaepernick. He is a mobile quarterback with a cannon for an arm. The 49ers catered their offense to Kaepernick’s abilities and it got the all the way to the Super Bowl, you can’t blame them for moving forward.

Best of luck to Alex Smith. He deserves to start in this league after everything he went through. Hope for the best for him. Don’t call me a prophet or anything

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