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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27 2013 10:25 a.m. MST

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SammyG Child
ALTAMONT, UT

I'll miss Alex on the Niners but glad to see him get another opportunity.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Go get 'em Alex! What a class act!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Top 5 QB in the league! Go get that Super Bowl Alex

nosaerfoecioveht
NSL, UT

Smith completed over 70% of his passes, including 26 of his last 28. I still wonder if the 49ers would've won the Superbowl with him leading the team, but different decisions were made and it is what it is. Smith handled the transition with leadership and class.

Looking forward to watching him continue his long career as a starting QB in the NFL.

Striker
Omaha, NE

"Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Top 5 QB in the league! Go get that Super Bowl Alex"

San Fran: "He is so good, so let's get rid of him! This new guy is better than this dead weight."

BYU_Aggie
LOGAN, UT

What a terrible move by the Chiefs. When you think about how average Smith has been with a Super Bowl caliber team around him, just think how awful he'll do on a team that needs as many pieces as KC does. I grew up going to Chiefs games, and I was really hoping that Andy Reid would right the ship over there - if this move is any indication, I don't think the Chiefs will be making the playoffs any time soon.

Chiefs should have kept the draft picks and tried to get Smith off waivers if they really wanted him. I doubt anyone would have been looking for Smith anyways.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"San Fran: "He is so good, so let's get rid of him!""

In case you haven't paid attention, that's actually the exact rationale SF brass had. The coach made the decision on the starting QB, but Alex's value was too high for them to agree to release him.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

I am a BYU fan but I am also an Alex Smith fan. He has shown class in a rough time at SF and has overcome many, many obstacles and trials. Whether he is a top 5 QB remains to be seen but I think he has a pretty good chance. I just hope he has an O-line that can protect him. A very good O-line can make a good QB look great.

I really hope he succeeds with the Chiefs!

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

@nosaerfoecioveht
I heard that a lot, but in my opinion they would not have beaten GB with Smith ( I know they already beat GB with Smith, but GB played better in the playoff game), but you never know.

First pick of the 2nd round plus another conditional is a greal get for the niners

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

With that investment, the Chiefs now seem required to take Luke Joekel at number one to anchor the O-Line. As cool as it would be to potentially see two number one overall picks from the same school playing on the same team, I don't think that is realistically in the best interests of either Star or Alex for the team's success.

skitter
Orem, UT

Top 5 quarterback? I think not. At the time of his benching the 49ers were 27th in passing yards. Their defense was number 2 and the running game was number 4. I like Alex, it was great to have some local ties on my favorite team. But let's be realistic about what kind of quarterback he was. High completion percentage yes. Not alot of turnovers, yes. Top 5 quarterback, definitely not. Maybe top 12. He is the king of the 5 yard slant pass. Great trade for the 49ers.

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

So long Alex, and thank you for your contributions to rebuilding the Niners into a Super Bowl caliber team. I'm happy for him that he will again get to start. Sad though that he will have to re-live his early SF days again.

No U Won't
Reality, UT

Good to know that the Denver Broncos won't have to worry about the KC Chiefs this year!

worf
Mcallen, TX

I guess a former ute, and cougar can co-exist. At least the coug is the boss.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...re-live his early SF days...".

Yeah...Those were the Daze...HC's like Mike Nolan...Mike Singletary...31 Flavors OC's each season...Team ownership/front office in a daze...

just like Kap walked into...

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Alex is a good QB. Throws well - runs well and is pretty safe with the ball. If Andy Reid can surround him with a good O-line Alex will do well in KC. Too bad he can't get a contract extension but if he does well in 2013 he will certainly get one.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Reid is the one and only coach that might give smith a chance for some modest, and limited, success. The best possible outcome for smith, no doubt about it.

That's A Good One
Meridian, ID

"Top 5 QB in the league!"

Good one Chris. Top 5, clipboard holder maybe. He hasn't done anything that's validated him as a viable former #1 draft pick. Next thing you're going to tell us is that Jordan Wynn was a "Top 5" QB in the PAC 10.2.

I'm sure you're most bummed about losing the best shred of hope you had of finally having a former U QB actually play in a super bowl.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@skitter
He is the king of the 5 yard slant pass. Great trade for the 49ers.

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Ironically the CKap couldn't make the 5 yard slant pass to win the Super Bowl.

Great trade for Alex Smith.

Hatch
Sandy, UT

Alex is a good guy but obviously not in the same class as McMahon-Young. Good luck playing under another Indian moniker Alex.

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