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Alex Smith, having gone from starting quarterback to backup for the Super Bowl runner-up 49ers, needed a new team and a fresh start. The Chiefs, fresh off a 2-14 disaster of a season, were in need of a starting QB. Will the trade sending Smith to Kansas City for draft picks work out? Or will the team regret choosing Smith instead of drafting a rookie whom new coach Andy Reid could mold into a franchise QB?
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Lost in the 49ers' run to the Super Bowl and the remarkable emergence of Colin Kaepernick was the fate of one Alex Smith, backup quarterback, San Francisco. Smith was playing well before going down with an injury but couldn't get his job back thanks to Kaepernick's stellar play. Now, the 49ers say that it's "highly unlikely" that they'll trade him, but that doesn't mean he'll be in a 49ers uniform when the season starts. Smith was never able to lead the 49ers to a Super Bowl, but could he thrive from a change of scenery?