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Alex Smith-to-Chiefs trade now official


The drama ended on the Alex Smith saga two weeks ago, but the paperwork was filed today.

With the beginning of the league year, the 49ers traded their former starting quarterback to the Chiefs for a pair of draft picks.

“We would like to thank Alex for his contributions to the 49ers organization over the past eight years,” 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement released by the team. “He is a true professional who represented the 49ers with class on and off the field.”

The former first overall pick will have a good offense to preside over in KC, with today’s addition of tight end Anthony Fasano.