NFL: Kansas City Chiefs make trade for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith

Last Updated: 27/02/13 6:47pm

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Alex Smith: San Francisco quarterback lost job to Colin Kaepernick last season

Alex Smith: San Francisco quarterback lost job to Colin Kaepernick last season

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Kansas City Chiefs have agreed a trade with San Francisco 49ers to acquire quarterback Alex Smith, according to the NFL's official website.

The Chiefs will send their second-round pick in this year's draft and a conditional pick in 2014 to the 49ers in exchange for Smith.

The trade, first reported by Fox Sports, will go through on March 12 when the new league year begins.

It will represent a fresh start for Smith, 28, after he lost his starting role to Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco last season despite leading the team to a 6-2-1 start.

Kaepernick guided the Niners to the Super Bowl, where they lost 38-35 to Baltimore, leaving Smith - the number one overall selection in the 2005 draft - surplus to requirements.

Kansas City went 2-14 last season, the equal worst record in the league, and have since sacked Romeo Crennel and hired ex-Eagles boss Andy Reid as their new head coach.

Matt Cassel has been the Chiefs starting quarterback for most of the last four years but Smith's imminent arrival at Arrowhead Stadium will prompt Cassel's exit.

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