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Dale Earnhardt Jr., a Washington fan, has ‘terrible feeling’ about Alex Smith trade

Washington owner Dan Snyder (left) with former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., on the field before an NFL preseason football game in Landover, Md. Earnhardt is a Washington fan.
Washington owner Dan Snyder (left) with former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., on the field before an NFL preseason football game in Landover, Md. Earnhardt is a Washington fan. The Associated Press

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is many things: one of the most popular NASCAR drivers of his time, a TV analyst and a fan of the NFL team in Washington D.C.

Earnhardt is also active on Twitter, and he often comments about the team. So it should be no surprise that Earnhardt was closely following the details of Tuesday’s trade that saw the Chiefs agree to send quarterback Alex Smith to Washington for a third-round pick in this year’s draft and cornerback Kendall Fuller.

The addition of Fuller was particularly interesting, because as the news came out, Fuller thought he was traded, then thought he wasn’t traded and ultimately was part of the deal.

Earnhardt, following along, tweeted there is “nothing dull” about being a Washington fan and included a meme from the movie, “The Big Lebowski:”

After the details of the deal were finalized and it was reported that Smith will receive a four-year, $94 million contract from Washington, Earnhardt was leery.

He tweeted: “Way too much per year for Alex. Fuller showed great long term potential in an improved defense. Get a terrible feeling about this trade.”

Chiefs fans certainly hope that Fuller lives up to that potential.

Earnhardt later tweeted: “I think majority are fine with Smith, even looking forward to some stability at QB. Majority woulda have liked a cheaper deal to afford additional talent, but whatever. No fan wants to lose Fuller. That part truly is frustrating. Not to mention how he learned the news. C’mon”

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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