Why? I’m sorry Redskins fans, but trade has the making of a regrettable one, and it’s very clear why. Last night, the ‘Skins and Chiefs shocked the football world by agreeing in principle to a blockbuster deal that will send QB Alex Smith to Washington for a 3rd RD pick, and young CB KendallFuller. Additionally, the Redskins signed the 34 year old Smith, to an outrageous 4 YR/$94M extension ($71M guaranteed!) to lock him up in DC for the foreseeable future. Here’s the deal… Smith is an awesome QB, and put up arguably the best numbers by a signal caller this season in the NFL, and in my mind, he’s got plenty left in the tank. But the problem is, did the Redskins really need him? Especially till he’s THIRTY EIGHT?! Not at all. He really isn’t a great fit for a middle-of-the-pack Washington team, who are lacking talent and are truly far from being a contender. Smith is nothing much better than their former QB and impending FA, Kirk Cousins, and unless changes are made around the team, I don’t see much of a jump. Just because TomBrady could play late into his 30’s, it doesn’t mean everyone can. I would’ve loved to see him join a more playoff-ready team like Arizona, but the man is getting PAID! On the Kansas City side of things, it’s a smart deal to trade Smith to a non-threat, now freeing up things for promising rookie, Patrick Mahomes next season. Also, KC freed up a ton of cap space to fill up some holes on their team, as they are young, and capable of contending for years to come if Mahomes is on top of his game. They didn’t receive a ton, but they certainly weren’t “snubbed” in this deal. Again, this makes Cousins a FA, and he’s free to sign with any team looking to pay big money for his services. What’s your opinion on this blockbuster?


(P/C: Clutchpoints)