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|Posted: Wed Feb 27th, 2013 07:09 pm||
|More on the Alex Smith Trade.
Report: Chiefs giving up a 2013 second and change for Alex Smith
Posted by Darin Gantt on February 27, 2013, 12:22 PM EST
The Chiefs apparently have their quarterback now, but they paid a handsome price for him.
According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, the 49ers will get a second-round pick this year and “a similar pick in the 2014 draft” in exchange for quarterback Alex Smith.
That’s a haul for the 49ers, who have more draft picks than will ever make their roster this year (which could put them in prime position to make a run at disgruntled Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis).
Paying that kind of price also speaks to the Chiefs figuring out a deal to extend Smith, since that kind of price for two years seems excessive.
Niners are in position to dominate the draft, and the NFL
Posted by Mike Florio on February 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EST
Three years ago, former Eagles coach Andy Reid fleeced the Redskins for a second-round pick for quarterback Donovan McNabb. Now, it looks like Reid could be the fleecee.
Regardless of whether Alex Smith works out better for the Chiefs than McNabb did for the Redskins, the Niners have landed a high second-round pick this year and a conditional selection in 2014 for a guy who, barring injury to Colin Kaepernick, was going to be sitting on the bench.
The selection gives the 49ers a whopping 15 picks in 2013, allowing them to dominate the draft, Patriots style. If, for example, there’s a team that wants to move up to the 34th overall pick and get the highest remaining quarterback on the board, the Niners could stockpile even more selections — maybe even a first-round selection in 2014.
The arsenal of picks also allows the 49ers to, whether now or in the future, pile up more and more players who, if those picks are used wisely, can position the 49ers to contend for multiple championships.
At a time when the defending champs are staring down the kind of turnover that could make it hard to repeat, the Niners are better suited than any Super Bowl loser in years to get back to the big game and win it.
If that happens, it’ll be the first time a team lost the Super Bowl and then return to win the game since the 1972 Dolphins.
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