Originally posted by LambdaChi49:Originally posted by susweel:Originally posted by fryet:
A bone for the Alex detractors. This thread assumes that Alex proves that he is a top 15 QB. If the season were to end today, it would not take that much money to resign him (he would get multiple offers, though). Alex potentially can be top 15 (he has been before statistically), but he has an uphill climb at this point.
Personally, I think the 49er Front Office has done a poor job planning for the future. They could have signed Alex Smith to a reasonable 2 year deal this offseason, and ensured that he would remain with the team - IF they wanted him. As it stands now, if he does well, they are going to have to overpay to keep him on the team.
Staying to a one year deal only saves them money if he fails. And you shouldn't plan for your future expecting your starting QB to fail.
Resigning Alex Smith would cause the 49ers to lose much of its fanbase.
Thats the most retarded thing I've ever heard. If a guy turns the season around and leads this team to the playoffs after 0-5...Niner fans wouldn't want him??? Wow. We would make the case for being about as dumb as Raider fans. Too many Niner fans have emotionally invested in hating one guy (Smith) than looking at the bigger picture...that regardless of our QB situation..we still lose. Its been an organizational problem from day 1 and we were all duped into thinking all these revolutionary changes were going to happen because Jed was named "owner." It's the same ol sht with a slightly better smell.
Im not on the Smith bandwagon but if we go 8-2 or 9-1 here on out...we'd be fools to not at least extend an offer. Even if he resigns I'd want a SOLID QB incase Smith were to severely regress.
Thats one big IF right there. Also even that were to some how magically happen I still would not Smith back. I want to have a QB that one day has a chance at winning a super bowl, and Smith is NEVER gonna be that QB. Not on this team, not any team.