Skip to main content

News | Washington Commanders -

Redskins Trade For Pro Bowl Quarterback Alex Smith


The Redskins have added three-time Pro Bowler Alex Smith to the roster via a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith has won 88 career regular season games.

The Washington Redskins announced on Wednesday that they have traded with the Kansas City Chiefs for quarterback Alex Smith.

In a corresponding move, Washington has sent cornerback Kendall Fuller and a 2018 third round pick to Kansas City in return for Smith.

The Washington Redskins announced on March 14, 2018, that they acquired quarterback Alex Smith via trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. Take a look at his career through the years.

Smith, 33, recently completed his 13th season in the NFL as the former No. 1-overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft has passed for nearly 32,000 yards while throwing for 183 touchdowns to 96 interceptions with a career quarterback rating of 87.4.

Additionally, Smith has rushed for 2,433 yards with 14 touchdowns.

In seven career playoff starts, Smith has thrown 14 touchdown passes to just two interceptions.

Smith is coming off his third Pro Bowl season, as the Utah product passed for career highs in both yardage (4,042) and touchdowns (26) while leading the NFL in quarterback rating (104.7). Under Smith's direction, Kansas City's offense ranked fifth-overall in yards per game while the Chiefs won their second AFC West title in as many seasons.

During the 2016 season, Smith led Kansas City to a first round bye in the playoffs, as the veteran quarterback started all 15 of his appearances while throwing for more than 3,500 yards with 15 touchdown passes. For his efforts, he earned his second Pro Bowl selection.

In Smith's first three seasons with the Chiefs from 2013-15, the Seattle native led Kansas City to a 30-16 regular season record while throwing from more than 10,000 yards with 61 touchdown passes to 20 interceptions. He was named to his first Pro Bowl after the 2013 season, as he passed for a then-career-high 3,313 yards with 23 touchdown passes.

In his first four seasons with Kansas City, he had 41 wins, marking the most wins by a Chiefs quarterback in his first four seasons with the team. He also has the most regular season rushing yards amongst quarterbacks in Chiefs history and became the first Kansas City quarterback to win his first nine games in a Chiefs uniform in consecutive weeks in the same season.

Smith spent his first seven seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, the team that took him with the first pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

In his final season in San Francisco in 2012, Smith led the 49ers to a 6-2-1 record in his nine regular season starts as he threw for 1,737 with 13 touchdown passes.

During the 2011 season, Smith helped guide the 49ers to their first playoff appearance in eight years, as San Francisco finished with a 13-3 record. In his 16 regular season starts, Smith passed for 3,144 yards with 17 touchdowns to just five interceptions. The 6-foot-4, 217 pounder also rushed for two scores.

Smith made his NFL debut in Week 2 of the 2005 season against the Philadelphia Eagles. He made his first start against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.

Prior to his professional career, Smith attended Utah University where he threw for more than 5,000 yards with 47 touchdowns to eight interceptions. He also ran for 1,072 yards with 15 touchdowns.

Smith was named a first-team All-American and Mountain West Player of the Year in 2004, as he threw for nearly 3,000 yards with 32 touchdowns to just for interceptions while leading Utah to the school's first undefeated since 1941. 

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.