Why Not Trading for Alex Smith Will Be the Best Decision Browns Make All Year

March 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When news broke last week that the San Francisco 49ers had traded Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns fans everywhere should have taken a sigh of relief.
The trade showed that, obviously, the Browns didn’t make a legitimate run at Smith. This is good news to Cleveland fans, who should be more excited that the Browns can focus on improving second-year signal-caller Brandon Weeden.
This makes more sense for the Browns, a team that has had 18 different starters since 1999.
It’s hard to say if Cleveland would have pursued Smith further had the Chiefs not landed him first, but letting him go will be the best decision the Browns make all season.
At the beginning of February, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Smith would be a good fit for the Browns and that the team was interested in the quarterback.
But because of this trade, the Browns were saved from themselves. Smith wouldn’t have been a good fit on the team for several...

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