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Old 01-08-2018, 04:53 PM  
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Market for Alex Smith will be strong, Ian Rapoport says

Market for Alex Smith will be strong, Ian Rapoport says
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network thinks the Chiefs could get a solid trade haul in return for Alex Smith.
Kirk Larrabee - 3 hours ago 0

The Kansas City Chiefs should have no problem finding a trade partner for Alex Smith this offseason and could come away with a strong haul in return, according to insider Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Rapoport, who reported over the weekend the Chiefs would be listening to offers for Smith this offseason, was a guest on The Day Shift on 610 Sports Radio Kansas City Monday, where he was asked about the level of interest in Alex Smith and whether or not the Chiefs will be able to trade him.

"A lot," Rapoport said. "A lot, and yes."

Smith is coming off his best statistical season of his career as he threw for 4,042 yards in 2017 with 26 touchdowns, five interceptions, and a 104.7 passer rating. Rapoport says it's that performance along with what Smith can bring to a team's quarterback room that makes him such a hot commodity.

"He was number one in the NFL in passer rating," Rapoport said. "He is a great person, so if you trade for him and then draft a quarterback high, you will get someone who's going to help him. All you need to do is ask Patrick Mahomes. It's actually an amazing thing what a great person Alex Smith is because he's dealt with a lot of crap in his career despite mostly awesome and has come out the other side of it."

There have been several teams speculated to be good fits for Smith, with different situations among each of them. There's the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills, playoff teams that are still fighting quarterback woes; there's the Arizona Cardinals, a team whose starting quarterback, Carson Palmer, just retired, but still has enough talent to be competitive next season; and there's a team like the Cleveland Browns, who might be interested in acquiring Smith to not just help the team start winning again but to be a mentor to a quarterback they might select in the draft.

The latter situation might not seem like an ideal one to many quarterbacks, but Smith has done it before, and Rapoport thinks he might not have a problem doing it again.

"If I was a franchise quarterback, would I really want to help the guy who is brought in to replace me? I don't know," Rapoport said. "For some ridiculous reason, Alex Smith has done it several times, and he's continued to be a great guy. He's going to end up benefiting from all this because first of all, he's probably going to wind up being traded somewhere great. Second of all, I think his legacy will sort of live on and people will know what a good person he is."

Trading Smith would free up $17 million in cap space for the Chiefs, a much-needed amount for a team currently projected to be over the cap next year, and would also allow them to replenish some of the draft picks they traded away in multiple trades in recent months. It cost a 2013 second round pick and a 2014 conditional pick (which turned out to be another second round pick) for the Chiefs to acquire Smith from the San Francisco 49ers in 2013, and Rapoport thinks the Chiefs could get even more in return for Smith than that.

"I think they might do better this time," Rapoport said. "He is a hot commodity, and they are in unbelievable position."

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:28 PM   #151
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This team is on course to be the next Detroit Lions when they had Megatron. 5000 yard seasons that somehow only amount to 9 wins.
So they should spend $17m on the QB instead of the defense. Good idea.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:29 PM   #152
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This team is on course to be the next Detroit Lions when they had Megatron. 5000 yard seasons that somehow only amount to 9 wins.
Good thing Alex will free up a lot of money to help fix the defense
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This will be worth Pat sitting a year. We’re going to get a nice haul.
I think so too. Especially if Bortles crashes and burns in Pittsburgh next week. The Jags are the next,"Only a QB away from winning it all" team...They may over pay and justify it as getting the one guy they need.
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The defense was totally humiliated not getting a single 2H stop. Nobody wants to discuss it.
Then why are there threads calling for Suttons job?
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:31 PM   #155
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I think so too. Especially if Bortles crashes and burns in Pittsburgh next week. The Jags are the next,"Only a QB away from winning it all" team...
If you were the Jags why wouldnt you rather keep your picks and go after Kirk Cousins?

It's not like Alex is a cheap option.
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Then why are there threads calling for Suttons job?


Some just like to bitch just to be bitching about the defense.
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I think it would be different if Kelce hadn't gotten hurt. Tenn had no answer for him. With him out, KC is much easier to defend.
Denver couldn't defend us with Kelce and Hill out. Hunt, West, and Hunt too! Sherman was our RB.
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If you were the Jags why wouldnt you rather keep your picks and go after Kirk Cousins?

It's not like Alex is a cheap option.

I think Alex will cost much less than Cousins.
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Do the Jags even have the cap space for Smith, let alone Cousins who will cost in the mid 20’s?
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Do the Jags even have the cap space for Smith, let alone Cousins who will cost in the mid 20’s?
Cutting Bortles nets them 19m
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I think Alex will cost much less than Cousins.
In terms of life of contract then no shit. Cousins should/will be cheaper year 1.
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I think Alex will cost much less than Cousins.
Yeah a lot less. Someone is gonna pay a stupid amount for Cousins.
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We're going to have ample chances to improve this defense, whether it be via FA or draft. The biggest change shall be at DC, however.
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Denver couldn't defend us with Kelce and Hill out. Hunt, West, and Hunt too! Sherman was our RB.
Yep, but way different circumstances. You saw the game. Tenn had no answer for Kelce.
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Cutting Bortles nets them 19m
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