by Matthew Fox | Tue, Jan 30th 9:53pm EST
Alex Smith's departure from the Chiefs was expected but the timing of this news is certainly unexpected. The Chiefs will receive a third round pick from the Redskins and corner back Kendall Fuller. Smith is coming off a career-best campaign at the age of 33 but the Chiefs will save 17 million dollars by trading away the remainder of his contract. This move indicates that Kirk Cousins will be hitting free agency and he will most likely become the league's highest paid quarterback. With Smith leaving town the Chiefs will hand over the keys to the franchise to Pat Mahomes.