Alex Smith never got to play in the Pac-12, having wrapped up his stellar career at Utah before that program moved into the conference. But he’s still part of the Utes’ rich football heritage, and he’s now apparently on the move in the NFL.
Per Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Smith is being traded from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Washington Redskins. Paylor did not have details on what the Chiefs would get in return, though NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport indicated what the likely return would be.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 31, 2018
It was later revealed by ESPN’s Field Yates that the pick is a third-rounder, and the player is second-year cornerback Kendall Fuller. The latter was excited about the deal:
On a more serious note i cant wait to get to Kansas City! Im excited to be a Chief!!
— Kendall Fuller (@KeFu11er) January 31, 2018
The 33-year-old Smith threw for 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2017 for Kansas City, where he started since 2013. Before that he spent eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, for his career producing nearly 32,000 passing yards and 183 TDs.
Smith, who played for Utah from 2002-04, led the Utes to a 12-0 record and a Fiesta Bowl win in 2004 before getting drafted first overall by the 49ers in 2005.