(AP) - A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade does not become official until March 12, when the NFL's new business year begins.
It's the first big player move by Kansas City since Andy Reid took over as coach after being fired by Philadelphia.
Smith lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick after sustaining a concussion Nov. 11. Kaepernick played well, and coach Jim Harbaugh stuck with him even when Smith was healthy.
Kaepernick led the 49ers to the NFC championship and a close loss to Baltimore in the Super Bowl.
SAN FRANCISCO (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - ESPN.com's John Clayton is reporting the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs according to a league source.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Chiefs agreed to trade the second pick in the second round in this upcoming draft to the 49ers and and a conditional mid-round pick in 2014 for Smith.
The trade can not officially happen until March 12 which is the technical start of the NFL's new year.
Former Wolf Pack star Colin Kaepernick took over the quarterback job after Alex Smith was injured last season. Kaepernick's outstanding play made him the team's starting quarterback and moved Alex Smith to the bench.