The Kansas City Chiefs may have solved (temporarily) their QB questions for 2013.
Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports first reported the trade last Sunday evening via Twitter that the San Francisco 49ers had a deal in place to trade the former number 1 pick.
ESPN.com reported the deal has been finalized Thursday morning. To read the full report, follow this link.
The deal cannot be finalized until the new league year begins March 12th. Smith is due a roster bonus of $1 million dollars on April 1st and set to make a total of $8.5 million in 2013 and $7.5 million in 2014.
With the deal, the Chiefs will extend a nearly unbreakable streak. 2013 will mark the 39th consecutive season the team has started a season with a quarterback they did not draft. Len Dawson was the last Chiefs QB draft pick to start a season when he began as the starter in 1974.