Redskins signs QB Alex Smith to contract extension
The Washington Redskins made a move no one saw coming back in January by agreeing to acquire veteran quarterback Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City received cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick in this year NFL Draft.
On Thursday, the Redskins signed Smith to a contract extension after making the trade with the Chiefs official a day earlier, according to Stephen Czarda of Redskins.com.
One day after the Redskins officially announced they had acquired three-time Pro Bowler Alex Smith in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs, the former No. 1-overall pick signed a contract extension.
Smith inked a four-year contract extension which is said to be worth $91 million. The 33-year-old quarterback will have $71 million guaranteed in his deal with Washington.
As for Kirk Cousins, the former Redskins quarterback has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings on a three-year deal worth $84 million with every penny of his contract fully guaranteed. Unlike Smith, Cousins has yet to prove himself as a viable option under center on a long-term basis. He’ll have a lot to prove while in Minnesota as he’ll be getting paid a lot of money to lead a Super Bowl title contender.
Smith, however, will try to get the Redskins back on track after a disappointing 2017 campaign which ended without a playoff berth. The three-time Pro Bowler was able to lead the Chiefs into the postseason on an annual basis, but it remains to be seen if he’ll have the same impact in Washington.