Originally posted by Rsrkshn:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by blm7754:
I'm getting a little tired of all these mocks that involve ridiculous trade scenarios involving Alex Smith. Sure, in the right system Smith is an above average starting QB. But nobody in the league really believes that we won't just release him in a few weeks. His affordable contract is the only thing that might allow us to get something for him. But, I don't think Smith will get a huge contract as a FA. Teams will want to be cautious because nobody knows how he will perform under a new offense and coaching staff.
If I'm KC, Cleavlend, NYJ, or AZ.... it's like this. Either trade a pick for him and secure his services for 2 years at about $7-8M per year, or wait till he is released and probably be able to get him for 3 years at $9-10M per. KC and Cleveland have plenty of cap space. They won't give up a high 2nd rounder unless we give them Smith AND our low 2nd rounder.
Straight up, Smith is worth maybe a 5th round pick to KC.
I agree. No chance in hell that KC gives up the 33rd pick for Alex and a 5th.
I agree (many times )
Draft scenarios would be a lot more plausible if one just left an Alex trade out of the calculus.
So on this lot, ignoring the trade pick, it's still a pretty good scenario. Would still like to draft a CB or pick a younger guy up in FAcy.
Agreed. I do like the players selected. I would just grab a CB instead of the S at the end of round 2. I think the Niners have a glaring need on the corner.