In a shocking move that set the Twitterverse on fire Wednesday night, the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to send quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins in exchange for cornerback Kyle Fuller and a 2018 third-round pick, according to multiple reports. As many as six teams were reportedly involved in conversations to acquire Smith.
While the deal has been agreed to, it can’t become official until the new league year begins on March 14. News of the deal was first reported by Chiefs beat writer Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
The move should be of some interest to Buffalo Bills fans, as the now-Redskins QB had been linked to the Bills as a potential trade target by a plethora of media members virtually all of last season.
If the trade alone didn’t make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, how about this: the Redskins have reportedly already handed the 33-year-old Smith a four-year extension that averages $23.5 million per year and includes a whopping $70 million in guaranteed money. Add this new deal on top of the one year Smith has remaining on his current contract, and on paper, he’s under control until he’s 37 years old! Smith’s big payday comes after he put up career-highs in passing yards (4,042), touchdowns (26) and passer rating (104.7), all while throwing just five interceptions.
With Smith presumably now Washington’s undisputed signal caller, the Bills could look to get in on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes. On the free-agent market, Cousins will probably get a record-breaking contract after being the only QB ever franchised twice.
Kirk Cousins is going to be even richer than he was before. $150m over 5 years with $90m guaranteed is very possible. Hope he and every player get every possible penny.— DEC Management (@davidcanter) January 31, 2018
Okay, guys. Put your Bills GM cap on. Would you have made a similar deal to the one the Redskins made to acquire Smith? Are you willing to give Cousins the big bucks he’s surely looking for? Are you going to roll with Tyrod Taylor for a fourth consecutive season? Is there another option you prefer right now? What’s your decision?
The Chiefs traded Alex Smith for a third-round pick and a nickel cornerback, then Washington gave him a huge deal. Should the Bills have offered more for Smith?
This poll is closed
Yes. They really needed Smith.
No. They have other options.
That’s way too much compensation.