Bay Area athletes tweet best wishes to Alex Smith
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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.

[NEWS: Smith to K.C. in place]

Although the trade cannot be confirmed until NFL free agency begins on March 12, safety Donte Whitner was the first to go public:

 Joe Staley, tasked with protecting his quarterback and one of Smith's closest friends on the team, was next to publish:

 The third supporting post came from San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo: