Washington Redskins defensive back D.J. Swearinger apparently isn’t excited about the team’s trade with the Kansas City Chiefs to acquire quarterback Alex Smith.
In a series of since-deleted tweets, Swearinger voiced his displeasure of the Redskins’ decision to deal cornerback Kendall Fuller and called the move both “bulls**t.”
“Never Saw Any Bulls**t Like This In My Life!! Idc who i rub wrong because you never sat in a meeting nor put in work with my dawg!!”
“People say they wanna win right but you throw away your best defender!?!? Somebody you can set a standard with?!?! #Defense will win championships!!”
“And We Took a Major Step down from the best slot corner In The Game!! No disrespect to nobody on my squad or coming to my squad but we basically took a step backwards by giving away (Fuller) who graded 90 overall which is Elite and hard too do!!! Smh.”
Fuller is a promising cornerback who enjoyed a productive second season in 2017. The former third-round pick recorded 55 touchdowns and four interceptions, appearing in all 16 games for the Redskins.
On Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reported that the Chiefs reached a deal with the Redskins to trade for the quarterback. However, any trade involving the quarterback cannot be completed until March 14 at 3 p.m., which marks the first day of the new league year, though sources confirmed that a deal is in place to send the 33-year-old Pro Bowler to Washington.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins have given Smith a new four-year contract extension, rather than risking losing him to free agency after his contract expires next offseason.
Washington has reportedly also sent a third-round pick in compensation to Kansas City, according to Schefter.
For what it’s worth, Swearinger has since cooled his stance on the trade, welcoming the veteran quarterback to Washington.