Alex Smith will soon move from San Francisco to Kansas City, a change that will include his lovely wife Elizabeth and their son Hudson.
As ESPN reported on Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs for a second-round pick in the 2013 draft as well as another mid-round pick.
The move is no doubt a tremendous blow for a QB who has been trying to leave his mark on the franchise and the city for seven seasons.
The QB who has had to go through a different offensive coordinator nearly every season and was usurped by Colin Kaepernick for the starting role in 2012 will have to change once again.
It's times like these that having a wonderful support system comes in handy.
Smith married his wife Elizabeth, a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco back in March of 2009, via Player Wives.
Elizabeth, then his fiancee, was by Smith's side when he had to go through the awful news that his friend David Edwards had committed suicide.
The couple worked through the immense pain and managed to find happier days. In May of 2011, the two welcomed a baby boy into the world.
Some might recall the bizarre peripheral to that particular story.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh had to get league permission just to visit the couple and bring flowers because the league was locked out.
In order to congratulate his QB in person, he had to make sure he was in compliance, via CSN Bay Area.
Vernon Davis offered a sentiment many players and fans in San Francisco share, via ESPN.
I will miss him dearly and wish him the best as he starts something new. I'm sure everything will work in his favor. He is definitely a great player who I strongly believe had a big impact on my career. Love you Alex!
Smith will work to make something special in Kansas City but will not be headed there alone. He will have the support of a wonderful family.
And that should make this tremendous transition a lot easier to digest.
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