Originally posted by 9erred:
I would think the team will not pay the roster bonus, which would negate the contract (cut him). At first I thought they would give the bonus, since it is a cap friendly deal they could potentially trade him, then I looked at all of the NFL rosters and truly I only see the above teams willing to trade for him. If the niners could get a second round pick out of the deal I say go for it, but i think GM's of other teams would have the leverage, so let Alex walk.
No trades can be made until the 2013 season begins in March.
Alex Smith is due a roster bonus on April 1st.
So, there is a window of less than a month in which he can be traded.
But, and this is important, the 2013 NFL draft (April 25th to April 27th) falls within that window.
.Alex would be an affordable upgrade at QB for seven teams, and in my estimation a better option than any of the quarterbacks in upcoming draft.
1. Kansas City
7. NY Jets
edit: I forgot the Jets
I doubt we would trade him to Arizona, but the other five teams seem very possible.
Trading for Alex would give each of those teams a starting quality quarterback.
I think a third or fourth round pick would be of reasonable value.
[ Edited by buck on Dec 22, 2012 at 3:14 PM ]