Big news today: The 49ers have reportedly agreed to trade Alex Smith to the Chiefs for a pair of draft picks. According to John Clayton, the Niners will get a second and a conditional mid-round pick for the quarterback. Smith was the starter going into last year before Colin Kaepernick unseated him. How did that work out for the Niners? Oh, not too bad. They just got to the Super Bowl is all.
So now the Niners no longer have Alex Smith. But they do have two extra draft picks. What to do with all those picks?
No surprise: speculation is already ramping up that the Niners will package a couple of their many picks in a trade for Percy Harvin. Don’t blame me for starting this. Blame Tom Pelissero. That guy must be bored to be starting rumors.
Obviously this is all offseason chit chat at this point. The Smith trade can’t even become official until the league year begins. Lots could happen to derail the deal between now and then. And even if the Niners get their picks, who knows if they have eyes for Percy Harvin? They’re already a Super Bowl team without him.
Of course good organizations never stand pat. The Niners made it once but if they want to climb the mountain again? It wouldn’t hurt to have a great receiver like Harvin on the squad in addition to their other weapons.