Reports: Chiefs to trade Alex Smith to Washington

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is heading to Washington, according to the Kansas City Star. 

Smith spent the last five years as the Chiefs starting quarterback. He was named to the Pro Bowl after setting career highs in passer rating, passing yards and touchdowns last season.

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Two people with direct knowledge of the trade say the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to deal quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the move can't be completed until the start of the new league year in March. One person tells the AP the Redskins have agreed to a four-year extension with Smith, who had one year left on his contract.

Smith, who turns 34 in May, spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs, leading them to the playoffs four times while throwing for 102 touchdowns and 33 interceptions. He carries a $17 million salary-cap hit for 2018.

The trade spells the end of Kirk Cousins' tumultuous tenure with the Redskins after back-to-back seasons on the franchise tag.
 

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