KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's official. The Kansas City chiefs have a brand-new starting quarterback.
General manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid welcomed Alex Smith to the Chiefs' family Wednesday.
Smith joins the team via trade with the San Francisco 49ers. The trade was widely reported last month and made official Tuesday at the official beginning of the new NFL season.
"What a tremendous addition to the locker room," Reid said at the news conference. "He's a fine football player, but even a better person."
Smith is joined by free agents Chase Daniel (QB), Anthony Fasano (TE) and Mike DeVito (DT) as new acquisitions on Wednesday.
He said he first considered coming to Kansas City at the very end of the past season, saying the Chiefs have some great players and a talented coach.
"I'm ready for this," Smith said at the conference. "This is a new opportunity for me ... I'm here to get to work and make the most of it."
The Chiefs gave up a second-round draft pick in the trade.