The San Francisco 49ers today dealt Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 draft and a conditional mid-round pick in 2014. The team also included Colin Kaepernick in the deal with the Chiefs.
"Yes! I can't wait to play for the Chiefs!" Smith exclaimed when told of the trade.
"Son of a BITCH," he added, when informed of the full details of trade.
San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh said the deal was just too good to pass up.
"It was completely worth it for the look on Alex's face when I told him he was traded to the Chiefs — he was so excited — only to then tell him that Colin was going, too," said Harbaugh. "I will never forget the look of joy to complete depression in a moment. So hilarious. It made my day."
Harbaugh admits that including his young starting quarterback in the trade will likely hurt his team in the short-run.
"But, hey, we didn't win the Super Bowl with Colin anyway, so I felt that screwing with Alex like this would be the perfect way to get us over that loss and get us laughing and having fun again," said the coach. "And it was. Seriously, you should have seen the look on Alex's face. I hope someone got a picture of it. Priceless."
Smith will now be Kaepernick's backup on the Kansas City Chiefs, where new head coach Andy Reid is expected to underutilize the talents of both of his new signal callers.
"After they spend a few weeks under Andy Reid's tutelage, I'm betting I start looking like a pretty good option as the starter," said current Chiefs quarterback-like player Brady Quinn.