“Just being there in Kansas City, getting to work with him, seeing a guy that for some reason people critique all the time, I mean, the guy’s a victor”.
Smith was the better quarterback in 2017, the 13th-year veteran’s finest National Football League hour, and he’ll be cheaper for Washington than re-signing Cousins, 30, who collected more than $44 million on the franchise tag over the past two seasons.
The NFL’s quarterback carousel got off to an unexpected and rollicking start on Tuesday night that the are replacing with.
One of those options could have been to make a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for veteran quarterback Alex Smith, who was entering the a year ago of his current deal.
Longtime NFL quarterback Alex Smith will be playing in a new team’s uniform next season, as he has been traded to the Washington Redskins form the Kansas City Chiefs.
It gets worse for Skins fans-Washington apparently insisted on paying Smith, who’s 33, out their racist-name-having ass for a four-year contract extension beyond the final season of his current deal.
The Washington Redskins believe they have found a new franchise quarterback. The former Virginia Tech defensive back played in 29 games with 12 starts for Washington the past two seasons.
Now, the 22-year-old will join the Chiefs’ defense to play alongside cornerback Marcus Peters and safety Eric Berry. The club prefers Steven Nelson as nickel slot corner. Darrelle Revis likely won’t be back. He collected 55 total tackles this season, tying Swearinger for the team lead in interceptions with four. He turns 23 next month.
If Cousins enters true, unrestricted free agency, he’s likely to become the league’s highest-paid player this offseason if he wants to be.
Cousins will be looking for a big deal and per Spotrac, his calculated market value is at .6 million.
Why did the give up so much to acquire from the Kansas City Chiefs? By comparison, 68-percent of Matthew Stafford’s $135 million deal last offseason was guaranteed.
Smith spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs, who drafted Patrick Mahomes II in the first round of last year’s draft. The club also dealt their fifth-round pick to Cleveland for offensive lineman Cameron Erving and their seventh-round pick for cornerback Kenneth Acker.
Schefter also reports that the Chiefs are expected to receive a third-round pick and a player in the trade. Everybody I talked to who knows him loves him.
It stood to reason that Smith would be getting a smaller contract than the one that Cousin would have received as a free agent.