Link to Kawakami article stating the same.
I think I wouldn't give up No. 13 and 17 even if we get back No. 38. But I would give up No. 13 and a 3rd rounder or 2nd rounder in 2011 for Clausen at No. 7.
But I don't know if this is going to happen b/c the Niners have been so vocal about getting to the playoffs this year. I don't how much of an upgrade right now Clausen would be over Alex Smith (don't get me wrong, I think Clausen is going to a much better QB at some point over Alex, but when?). Could the Niners win despite having a rookie QB like the Jets did with Sanchez?
If this does happen, then Alex would seem expendable and I would watch for Alex Smith to be traded to San Diego for No. 28 or a 2nd rounder. Then I would be cool with that.
How 'bout a three way trade? Browns no. 7 to Niners for 13, Niners' Alex Smith to SD for No. 28. And No. 28 to Browns.
[ Edited by Johnster on Apr 20, 2010 at 3:18 PM ]