It's the beginning of a new era for Alex Smith. After five seasons with the Chiefs, the former No. 1 overall pick is headed to the nation's capital in a blockbuster trade
While the move can't be made official until March 14th, it's all about done. The Redskins already plan on signing Smith to a four-year extension once he joins the team.
As you can expect for a 33-year-old quarterback, Smith was stoked how things worked out and now enters an entirely new situation with a clean slate.
Alex Smith "jacked" about how things worked out https://t.co/LdWVTwJH5X— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 11, 2018
Speaking with The Washington Post about the trade, Smith said:
After the Chiefs' 22-21 loss to the Titans in the Wild-Card round, it was clear the organization was ready to head in a different direction. And after moving up to draft Patrick Mahomes with the No. 10 overall pick, Smith's fate in Kansas City was already decided.
The Redskins decided to opt for Smith and let Kirk Cousins
He’s going to make what? $200MM+ in his career and will never win a playoff game. Yes I’d be jacked too. Another great move by the Skins. Hahaha— DaddyOh (@TomJoadFan1) February 11, 2018
For a quarterback who's won just two playoff games in his career, Smith still has much to prove.
After watching years of mediocrity in Washington, fans aren't going to have any room for patience this season.