(KANSAS CITY) — The Alex Smith era has officially begun in Kansas City. The Chiefs introduced their new quarterback on Wednesday after acquiring Smith in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers.
In return for Smith, the 49ers will receive the Chiefs’ second-round pick, 34th overall, and a conditional pick in the 2014 draft.
“There was no doubt in my mind this is where I wanted to be. It wasn’t close,” Smith said on Wednesday. “Everything pointed here for me, and I’m excited about it.”
Smith lost his job to Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco after suffering a concussion.
“I just felt like I was getting better and better, and you know, winning games,” Smith said. “I felt like I didn’t do anything to lose my job other than get a concussion.”
“It was tough, but you know, you get through it. You move on. It wasn’t my decision. I can sit there and dwell on it, you know, and pout or I can move on and get ready for my next opportunity. Those were my two choices, and for me, it was an easy decision,” he continued.
The Chiefs will have the overall No. 1 pick in April’s draft.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN