Twitter reactions to Alex Smith’s sudden trade to Redskins
Among the teams with notable quarterback situations following the 2017 NFL season were the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. Now it seems both teams have killed two birds with one stone after making the first blockbuster trade of the offseason.
Washington Redskins fans after finding out they got Alex Smith pic.twitter.com/jo3oOwyAh9
— ᴶᵃʸ⁻ᴰ (@YungOtaku23) January 31, 2018
When the Skins trade for Alex Smith pic.twitter.com/zG9MDZRetu
— Sam (@The_SammyD) January 31, 2018
Before we move on to the Pat Mahomes Era, I want to say thank you to Alex Smith, who for 5 years was everything we could’ve expected.
If Bob Sutton was good at his job, Alex’s Chiefs playoff record would be 3-2 instead of 1-4. It’s not his fault we blew an 18-point lead. Twice.
— Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) January 31, 2018
What is Alex Smith doing right now? pic.twitter.com/FAoE8jbcDx
— Eric Clarkson (@Eric_Clarkson) January 31, 2018
There is good reason for fans to be optimistic given the early consensus.
Alex Smith to Washington football team and the Wizards without Wall somehow beating OKC is your D.C. news that matters for the night.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) January 31, 2018
1. Trading Alex Smith was the right move for the Chiefs.
2. Alex Smith was not the problem.
Both of these statements are true.
— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) January 31, 2018
Thanks to Alex Smith for 5 outstanding years as the Chiefs QB. He took the Chiefs from the QB doldrums to respectability and beyond. His 5 years in KC were a success… 5 winning seasons, 4 Playoffs, 2 division titles. Best of luck to him in DC. Class act!
— Soren Petro (@SorenPetro) January 31, 2018
As a Cowboys fan, I fear Alex Smith a little more than I ever did Kirk Cousins. The Redskins just got a little better.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 31, 2018
There was plenty of speculation surrounding Smith’s future with the Chiefs after yet another early exit from the postseason. He got off to a spectacular start in the 2017 NFL season before ultimately stumbling to a 10-6 record. Smith even managed to help win the division en route to his third Pro Bowl selection.
However, it seems the Chiefs are now ready to hand the keys to quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The writing may have been on the wall no matter what Smith did this season after Kansas City took Mahomes with the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The rookie threw for just 284 yards and an interception in his lone debut albeit against a formidable Denver Broncos defense.
Meanwhile, Washington has finally addressed their quarterback situation by essentially letting quarterback Kirk Cousins walk in free agency. There was optimism from both sides that a deal would be done, however, it seems Cousins’ asking price may have been a bit too high for the team’s liking. That said, Alex Smith will now have what may likely be his last opportunity at a serious championship run.