Last night, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins shocked the NFL world with a blockbuster trade that would send QB Alex Smith to Washington and up-and-coming cornerback Kendall Fuller to Kansas City.
Via The KC Star
Quarterback Alex Smith has a new home, as sources tell The Star that the Chiefs have reached agreement to trade their veteran starter of the last five seasons to Washington.
The Chiefs will receive a 2018 third-round pick and promising young cornerback Kendall Fuller in exchange, a source confirmed, though any trade involving Smith can’t be completed until the first day of the new league year, which begins at 3 p.m. on March 14. But the sources say the deal is in place and will definitely proceed.
The team’s linebacker DJ Swearinger didn’t seem to be a big fan of the deal.
Was there ever a standard on how it was done? When is elite over looked? When is your best not worth fighting for? This is a tough one.
Never Saw Any Bullshit Like This In My Life!! Idc who i rub wrong because you never sat in a meeting nor put in work with my dawg!! People say they wanna win right but you throw away your best defender!?!? Somebody you can set a standard with?!?! #Defense will win championships!!
Dj has since deleted the tweet:
Men And Woman Lie!!! #NUMBERS Tell The Truth!!! Offense Wins Games!! Defense Wins Championships!!!
— DJ Swearinger (@JungleBoi_Swagg) January 31, 2018
It’s pretty mind-boggling that the Redskins traded away one of their best defensive players for Alex Smith. We’ll have to wait and see how this move works out for them.