Originally posted by daWest:
Just wondering the general consensus on this. Alex Smith is having a career year numbers-wise - TD passes, passing yards, and yards per game - in 2013. KC is 11-3 and Alex's career win total and win % just keep climbing. And in that, I feel it begs the question: Did Alex warrant more than the 2013 2nd rnd pick and 2014 2nd/3rd rnd pick revisiting the subject now? Thoughts?
You can't look back now and question whether the 49ers should have gotten more for Smith using his play from this year as a basis for the question/argument. Smith's value was determined at the time of the trade. As I recall, the strong consensus here and among the NFL commentators/experts was that the 49ers did very well in the trade, the Chiefs probably overpaid in acquiring Smith and that it showed how uninspiring the 2013 QB class was with the Chiefs having the top pick.
It also should come as no surprise that Smith would put up good numbers in Andy Reid's QB friendly offense. Reid made A.J. Feeley and Kevin Kolb look so good the Eagles were able to trade them for high draft picks. Lets also not forget that there have been plenty of games this year when Smith played exactly how he played here under Harbaugh, put up very similar numbers as he did here the last year and a half before his injury and the Chiefs won because of their defense and special teams with the offense doing just enough and not turning the ball over, not to mention the Chiefs having the benefit of a last place schedule.