Colin Kaepernick on Alex Smith
3/1/2013 2:54:59 PM
Because the Alex Smith trade to the Kansas City Chiefs cannot go through until March 12th, when the new league year begins, it is not yet official. So when Colin Kaepernick, Smith's replacement, was on the NFL Network Thursday, he was very careful when addressing the trade.
It was clear from the way he spoke about Smith that there was some father/son style feelings there and Kaepernick went so far as to say Smith was a, "great friend" and "great mentor" to him.
Smith handled the midseason demotion with poise and grace and Kaepernick made sure that everyone knew that.
I personally can't wait to see Smith in Kansas City. I believe that he has finally fully matured as a pro-football quarterback and we will see him shine with the Chiefs.