Following the news that the 49ers and Chiefs have a deal in place to send Alex Smith to Kansas City, the quarterback's peers took to Twitter to offer support and best wishes.
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Although the trade cannot be confirmed until NFL free agency begins on March 12, safety Donte Whitner was the first to go public:
Good luck to Mr. Alex Smith. I know you'll do great under Andy Reid in KC. The ultimate pro!— TWHITNER(@DonteWhitner) February 27, 2013
Joe Staley, tasked with protecting his quarterback and one of Smith's closest friends on the team, was next to publish:
Best of luck to Alex in KC. Amazing teammate, friend, and person. I know he will do great things there.— Joe Staley (@jstaley74) February 27, 2013
The third supporting post came from San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo:
I want to wish the homie Alex Smith the best of good luck with his new team!! pleasure to meet and to get to know u palsy! #trueprofessional— Sergio Romo (@SergioRomo54) February 27, 2013