The Kansas City Chiefs agreed a trade with the San Francisco 49’ers, acquiring quarterback Alex Smith for a pair of draft picks, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Wednesday.
The trade can not be completed until March 12 when the 2013 NFL league year begins.
The Chiefs will give up their second round pick in this year’s draft, No. 34 overall, and a conditional mid round pick in the 2014 draft in order to secure the services of Smith, who was displaced by Colin Kaepernick as the starting quarterback during the 2012 season.
Smith, who was the first overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft, had an up and down career with San Francisco, being benched occasionally but leading the 49’ers to the NFC Championship Game in 2011, and starting for half of 2012. Smith threw for 14,280 yards and 81 touchdowns in his eight seasons in San Francisco.