Alex Smith Trade: How Chiefs Turned 49ers into a Future Dynasty
The Kansas City Chiefs will reportedly pay a hefty price to acquire San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Alex Smith. If the reports turn out to be true, the Chiefs have just set the 49ers up to become a dynasty in the very near future.
According to ESPN.com, here is what the Chiefs are expected to give up in order to bring Smith to Kansas City:
Kansas City will trade its second-round pick in the 2013 draft -- the second selection (No. 34 overall) in the round -- as well as another conditional mid-round pick in 2014 to acquire Smith from San Francisco, a league source told ESPN.
As a result of this deal, the Niners would have a grand total of 15 picks in this year's draft, which is a staggering amount considering just how valuable draft picks are in this league. The higher the pick, the closer to gold it becomes for NFL teams.
Not only will the team have the necessary number of veterans to take it to the promised land in the next few years, but head coach Jim Harbaugh's squad will also build a strong foundation for the future with all the young players it'll have at its disposal.
Just think of the depth this team will possess moving forward. It's downright scary, especially for an already stellar roster that finished as a runner-up in Super Bowl XLVII after losing to the Baltimore Ravens by just a field goal.
While a contract extension will need to be worked out for San Fran to make a deal with Revis, the Niners have more than enough draft picks to win the inevitable sweepstakes that will revolve around someone who is considered to be the best shutdown corner in the NFL.
And speaking of Revis' elite skills: He will be a welcome but unnecessary addition to a defense that ranked No. 4 in the NFL against both the pass and run last season.
When combined with the rising star who is Colin Kaepernick and the talented 49ers offense, San Fran will once again sport the most complete team in the NFL. It should be an unstoppable force that will be primed to surpass its 11-4-1 mark from the 2012 season.
Only time will tell if all this talent will lead to Super Bowls in the future, but you'd be a fool not to pick the Niners as a favorite each and every year as long as they have their current roster—with or without Revis.
But the rumored Alex Smith trade will only make the Niners bigger favorites to land the talented cornerback. If they can combine Revis with all the young and veteran talent they already have, you can chalk this franchise up as a lock to be a dynasty-caliber group.
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