Report: Chiefs may be willing to discuss Alex Smith trades
Quarterback Alex Smith could be playing his final games as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a report.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Chiefs will be open to considering trade offers for Smith this offseason, fueled by what is expected to be a robust quarterback market.
The Chiefs were impressed with what they saw from rookie Patrick Mahomes late in the regular season when Smith was being rested. In addition, they feel Smith could fetch a major haul in the trade market. Many teams need quarterbacks, including the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals. Others could be interested, such as the New York Jets or Jacksonville Jaguars. There are also the Cleveland Browns, helped by John Dorsey, the man who originally brought Smith to Kansas City.
The Chiefs will not actively seek a trade. In addition, the situation could change, particularly if Smith wins a Super Bowl with Kansas City.
There was a point that Smith’s position came under some scrutiny this season, and if the Chiefs feel they can trust Mahomes, it doesn’t sound like it’s far-fetched that they may look to cash in on Smith’s value.