Redskins QB Alex Smith ‘jacked’ about trade to Washington
Over the past few years, Alex Smith’s future with the Kansas City Chiefs was uncertain with the team considering in going another direction. Kansas City did just that in the 2017 NFL Draft by bringing in Patrick Mahomes II, therefore, starting the process of grooming a new starter under center.
Shortly after the NFL season came to an end recently, the team made a surprising move to trade Smith to the Washington Redskins which also seems to have signaled the end of Kirk Cousins’ time with the team. Smith recently talked about being traded to Washington and how he feels about the fresh start, via Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post.
“I’m jacked. I’m really excited. Once I found out that things in Kansas City were going in a different direction, I was pumped at the opportunity, and when Washington came calling I was hopeful that that was a possible destination, and I’m just jacked that it worked out. They wanted me because the feeling was mutual, and I’m looking forward to it.”
The Redskins will get a proven veteran quarterback in Smith who will likely be hungry to prove his worth in his first season in Washington. Although the Cousins situation with the team has yet to be determined, it would be safe to say Smith will be the starter for the foreseeable future. Smith inked a four-year contract extension with the team worth $94 million.
The real concern for Washington moving forward will be the weapons they’ll be putting around Smith. The Redskins brass has work to do in order to make this team a legitimate playoff contender once again.