A trade between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs essentially means that the top quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft will be on the board when the Jaguars are on the clock.
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have agreed in principle for a trade that will send quarterback Alex Smith to the Chiefs, according to a report from FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. While compensation for the quarterback has not been made official, Tim Kawakami of Mercury News has reported that it is a second round pick along with a "similar pick" in 2014 and Glazer says the Chiefs "have made a clear commitment" to their new quarterback.
The most notable impact this trade has on the Jaguars is that it almost certainly means that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will be on the board when the Jaguars are on the clock in April. Previous logic determined that if the Chiefs were to pass on Geno Smith when they are so needy at quarterback, then why would the Jaguars want him? However, now that the Chiefs have their quarterback, passing on Geno Smith is expected even if the West Virginia passer is worth a top pick.
What the availability of Geno Smith also opens up is the possibility of a trade with a team that is so smitten with the prospect that they determine a trade in front of the Oakland Raiders, owners of the third pick, is necessary to secure him. However, if a team is that in love with Geno Smith, it would seem unlikely for the Jaguars to pass on him.
Two months to go, ladies and gentleman. Buckle up.