As we discussed yesterday, the Washington Redskins made an absolutely terrible trade when they shipped a third round pick and slot cornerback Kendall Fuller to the Kansas City Chiefs, in exchange for soon-to-be 34-year-old quarterback Alex Smith and them signed Smith to a whopping four year $94 million contract extension worth $71 million guaranteed. This deal means that incumbent starter Kirk Cousins, who is four years younger and arguably a more talented quarterback than Smith who gives the team a better chance to win, will leave as an unrestricted free agent. The Chiefs are ready to hand the car keys to 2017 first round pick Patrick Mahomes, and while Alex Smith had a great 2017 season, he did so with weapons like Tyreke Hill and Travis Kelce. Now Alex Smith goes to Washington, where is is expected to produce similar numbers and win totals, with weapons like Jamison Crowder and a banged up Jordan Reed. Good luck.
One player who was very unhappy about the trade was Redskins safety DJ Swearinger, who was very upset that the team traded his secondary mate Kendall Fuller, who Swearinger called the best slot corner in the league. Swearinger took to Twitter to rip the team for trading Fuller, who really was one of the best slot corners in the league this season, and who should be a huge upgrade to a Chiefs secondary that needs a lot of help.