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Alex Smith traded from Chiefs to Washington, according to reports

  • Kansas City quarterback moves in exchange for third-round pick
  • Chiefs set to make Patrick Mahomes starting quarterback in 2018
  • Trade would effectively end Kirk Cousins era in Washington

Hours after quarterback Alex Smith said he hoped to remain in Kansas City, the Chiefs reached an agreement to trade him to Washington, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday night.

Smith, 33, spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs. His deal to Washington can’t be completed until the new NFL business year begins on 14 March. It is believed the Chiefs will get a third-round pick and an unnamed player in compensation. The Kansas City Star reported that the trade of Smith, who has a $20.6m salary-cap figure for 2018, to Washington would save the Chiefs $17m.

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