According to multiple reports, the San Francisco 49ers have consummated a deal to trade former starter—and current back-up—Alex Smith. While the team in question is unknown, teams that are rumored to be interested in Smith are the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars.
From a casual standpoint, Smith going to either team makes sense since both of them are facing the reality of being led by Blaine Gabbert and either Matt Cassel or Brady Quinn(if he re-signs, since he is a un-restricted free agent.)
Smith, who would lead the 49ers to the NFC Championship game in 2011, would suffer a concussion in 2012 and lose his starting job to second-stringer Colin Kaepernick.
The former top overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Utah, Smith would complete 153 of 218 passes for 1,737 yards and throw 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Before being sidelined, Smith would set career highs in completion percentage (70.2) and QB rating (104.1)
Breaston, 29, is a 2007 fifth round pick out of Michigan who was selected 142nd overall by the Arizona Cardinals.
Breaston would post career highs in receiving yards (1,006), targets (113) and receptions (77) in 2008 and average 54 receptions and 738 receiving yards from 2009-11 before being released by the Cardinals at the end of the 2010-11 season, where he would sign with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent.
In his first year with the Chiefs, Breaston would catch 61 passes for 785 yards and two touchdowns, in 2012-13, Breaston would see his production drop as he would catch seven passes for 74 yards.
In Cleveland, Breaston could help the Browns fill a mich-needed void in both leadership and experience as a No.3 receiver out of the slot alongside up-and-coming wide receiver corps of Josh Gordon and Greg Little.
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