January 31, 2018 / 4:48 AM / 4 months ago

Chiefs agree to trade QB Smith to Redskins

(Reuters) - The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade their starting quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, the NFL said on its website on Tuesday.

Jan 25, 2018; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during AFC team practice for the Pro Bowl at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins were expected to send a 2018 third-round pick and a player to be named later in exchange for the 33-year-old, who has led Kansas City for the past five years.

The trade, which cannot be completed until the new NFL business year begins on March 14, would see Smith sign a four-year deal with Washington for $94 million, with $71 million guaranteed, the Kansas City Star reported.

The move likely spells the end of free agent Kirk Cousins’ time in Washington while the Chiefs can now turn to 2017 first-round pick Patrick Mahomes.

Kansas City traded up to select Mahomes with the 10th overall pick in April.

Smith is coming off a season when he had 4,042 yards, 26 touchdowns and led the NFL with a passer rating of 104.7.

The Chiefs’ season ended with a wild card playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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