By Sam Bush
The Washington Redskins, unable to strike a long-term contract with Kirk Cousins have solved their uncertainty at quarterback by trading for Kansas City’s Alex Smith, a 13-year veteran who was the NFL’s top-rated passer last season. The move will bring the 33-year-old Smith to the third NFL team of his career and is expected to be finalized today, according to the Washington Post.
Smith, who had one year remaining on his contract with Kansas City, will sign a four-year contract extension that will tie him to Washington for the next five years, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. The four-year extension is worth $94 million and includes $71 million in guaranteed money.
The Redskins, in turn, are sending Kansas City a third-round draft pick and one of their rising defensive stars, cornerback Kendall Fuller, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.