Andy Reid has never traded a QB that flourished elsewhere

Alex Smith may have posted career highs in 2017 in passing yards (4,042) and touchdowns (26), and led the league with a 104.7 quarterback rating, but history suggests he'll struggle to repeat that with the Washington Redskins.

Smith, who turns 34 in May, will soon officially be the fourth quarterback Andy Reid has traded over his head-coaching career. How have the first three trades panned out for the teams that dared to do business with the current Kansas City Chiefs bench boss, a noted quarterback guru? Not very well.

A.J. Feeley

The trade: Feeley sent to Dolphins for 2nd-round pick

Feeley earned a spot in Philadelphia Eagles lore in 2002, coming off the bench as a third-stringer to lead the team to four straight wins and the top seed in the NFC playoffs. Reid later traded Feeley to the Miami Dolphins, where he threw 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 11 outings during the 2004 season. He lost the starting job to Gus Frerotte in 2005, and that was all she wrote for the Feeley era in Miami.

Kevin Kolb

The trade: Kolb sent to Cardinals for 2nd-round pick, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Kolb showed potential in Philadelphia, but the combination of Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick, and untimely injuries kept him from ever securing the starting job. So, in the summer of 2011, Reid traded the former Houston star to the Arizona Cardinals. Kolb threw for over 300 yards with two touchdowns in his Cardinals debut, but it all went downhill after that. He was released after two seasons in Arizona, finishing his forgettable stint in the desert with 11 touchdowns to nine interceptions.

Donovan McNabb

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The trade: McNabb sent to Redskins for 2nd-round pick, future 4th-round pick

McNabb, too, was sent to the Redskins in a blockbuster deal. The longtime face of the Eagles' franchise saw his star collapse immediately in Washington, as he tossed more interceptions (15) than touchdowns (14) for the first and only time in his career in 2010. The Redskins traded him to the Minnesota Vikings after one season, and McNabb was out of the league a year later. Meanwhile, the fourth-round pick that the Eagles acquired for McNabb helped them eventually land Nick Foles - the same Nick Foles who'll start for Philadelphia on Sunday in Super Bowl LII.

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