Chiefs in a great position to make charge at playoffs after big trade.
It had been coming, and the rumours had been circulating for weeks about where Alex Smith was heading via a trade.
Last night those questions were answered as Kansas City gave up their second-round pick in this years draft, and a conditional third-round pick next year, dependent on performances for the signal caller.
Both teams have done superbly well in this trade. San Francisco now have the 31st and 34th pick in the draft, giving them a great platform to go out and get two immediate impact players for their team. They could also use the extra pick as part of a trade agreement to move up or down in the draft, or go after a player.
Kansas City meanwhile have got that instant upgrade at the Quarterback position, something they so badly needed. Alex Smith was leading the league in pass completion percentage and passer rating when he got hurt, so it already shows he has unquestionable talent.
The Chiefs are not a 2-14 team by any means, and Alex Smith is instantly worth an extra four wins already to the franchise. Being able to get a top-15 QB and still have the number one overall pick is a superb place to be in.
The Chiefs can now go hard on an offensive tackle in the draft, be it Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher, to help protect Smith and further improve the offence.
This trade has now set off the start of a very long chain reaction, which will no doubt affect how teams inside the top 10 picks will go, and also change the shape of these two franchises immediately.