Reporting Daryl Ruiter
INDIANAPOLIS (92.3 The Fan) – The San Francisco 49ers have a deal in place to trade quarterback Alex Smith CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports.
However, which team they have made the trade with is unclear but the 49ers have expressed to other teams that the deal “is effectively complete” according to La Canfora.
The Kansas City Chiefs, who hold the top pick in April’s draft, make the most sense for Smith. He would fit in seamlessly into new head coach Andy Reid’s offense.
Smith lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick after sustaining a concussion last season and Kaepernick went on to lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl.
The Browns were rumored to be one of the teams potentially interested in Smith this offseason.
CEO Joe Banner said Saturday they had formulated their offseason game plan for free agency but added that the team was exploring all avenues to improve the team with the exception of trading their own players.
Any trade could not be officially consummated until the new league year kicks in on March 12 at 4 p.m.