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Possible landing spot for Alex Smith

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Originally posted by CityKing415:
Alex to the browns for Haden with draft picks involved

While we're at it let's go ahead and trade Kendall Hunter for AJ Green
If the best we can do for Smith is a 5th rounder, we might as well just keep him. We have plenty of draft picks, and would need to find a competant backup for Kap anyways.

Smith is the best backup in football, and knows the system. Hes more of an asset as our backup than he is in trade. Now if push comes to shove, and someone desperate for a QB offers a 2nd rounder, thats a different story.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Feb 13, 2013 at 6:46 PM ]
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Cut him loose, let him find a team to start for and just move on.. no need to keep a guy with a hefty contract & who doesn't want to be on the team anymore. He's been through enough
Originally posted by Niners99:
If the best we can do for Smith is a 5th rounder, we might as well just keep him. We have plenty of draft picks, and would need to find a competant backup for Kap anyways.

Smith is the best backup in football, and knows the system. Hes more of an asset as our backup than he is in trade. Now if push comes to shove, and someone desperate for a QB offers a 2nd rounder, thats a different story.

but we cant be paying him $7 mill to be a backup, Kaep will need to be payed soon
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Alex Smith - QB - 49ers
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on NFL Live Wednesday that the trade market for Alex Smith is "limited," and there is "not a large buzz" about Smith among quarterback-needy teams.


Specifically, Smith going to the Browns is a "long shot," per Mortensen. The Jets can't afford his contract, the Cardinals are the 49ers' division opponent, and the Chiefs might explore Nick Foles or Geno Smith first. Anyone who's kept tabs on Smith the past two years won't be surprised. Smith was available in 2012 free agency, and only the 49ers and Dolphins showed much interest in him -- both after missing out on other quarterbacks. Smith's physical skill set is just borderline starting-caliber, and he was benched this past season. The 49ers won't get more than a mid- to late-round pick on the trade market.

Like I said before a 2nd or 3rd round pick is wishful thinking.

And for everyone claiming its a late pick, there's someone like Pat Kirwin, Peter King or Rob Rang claiming his value is about 2nd-3rd round.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Alex Smith - QB - 49ers
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on NFL Live Wednesday that the trade market for Alex Smith is "limited," and there is "not a large buzz" about Smith among quarterback-needy teams.


Specifically, Smith going to the Browns is a "long shot," per Mortensen. The Jets can't afford his contract, the Cardinals are the 49ers' division opponent, and the Chiefs might explore Nick Foles or Geno Smith first. Anyone who's kept tabs on Smith the past two years won't be surprised. Smith was available in 2012 free agency, and only the 49ers and Dolphins showed much interest in him -- both after missing out on other quarterbacks. Smith's physical skill set is just borderline starting-caliber, and he was benched this past season. The 49ers won't get more than a mid- to late-round pick on the trade market.

Like I said before a 2nd or 3rd round pick is wishful thinking.

And for everyone claiming its a late pick, there's someone like Pat Kirwin, Peter King or Rob Rang claiming his value is about 2nd-3rd round.

Haven't seen any links that can back that up, besides Schefter and Mortensen are much more credible than a Rob Rang or Peter King. But since your so confident care to wager??
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Haven't seen any links that can back that up, besides Schefter and Mortensen are much more credible than a Rob Rang or Peter King. But since your so confident care to wager??

The San Francisco 49ers will attempt to trade quarterback Alex Smith this offseason, according to league sources, and some believe they will be able to do it because there is not a great supply of available quarterbacks and there is a demand for Smith.



Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner worked well with Smith in San Francisco when he was the team's offensive coordinator in 2006 and Chiefs coach Andy Reid has expressed an interest in Smith in the past, making Cleveland and Kansas City two possible destinations.

There's one other factor to consider: If San Francisco deals Smith instead of cutting him, it would save the $1 million or $2 million roster bonus it would have to pay if he is released.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012/story/_/id/8910169/san-francisco-49ers-try-trade-alex-smith-sources
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Can the raiders cut Palmer? He's done. I'd figure they would be interested
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Haven't seen any links that can back that up, besides Schefter and Mortensen are much more credible than a Rob Rang or Peter King. But since your so confident care to wager??

The San Francisco 49ers will attempt to trade quarterback Alex Smith this offseason, according to league sources, and some believe they will be able to do it because there is not a great supply of available quarterbacks and there is a demand for Smith.



Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner worked well with Smith in San Francisco when he was the team's offensive coordinator in 2006 and Chiefs coach Andy Reid has expressed an interest in Smith in the past, making Cleveland and Kansas City two possible destinations.

There's one other factor to consider: If San Francisco deals Smith instead of cutting him, it would save the $1 million or $2 million roster bonus it would have to pay if he is released.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012/story/_/id/8910169/san-francisco-49ers-try-trade-alex-smith-sources

So where in there states that his value is 2nd or 3rd round??

Also wanna bet he won't be traded for a 2nd or 3rd round pick??
Originally posted by Paul:
Cut him loose, let him find a team to start for and just move on.. no need to keep a guy with a hefty contract & who doesn't want to be on the team anymore. He's been through enough

f**k no
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
Originally posted by Niners99:
If the best we can do for Smith is a 5th rounder, we might as well just keep him. We have plenty of draft picks, and would need to find a competant backup for Kap anyways.

Smith is the best backup in football, and knows the system. Hes more of an asset as our backup than he is in trade. Now if push comes to shove, and someone desperate for a QB offers a 2nd rounder, thats a different story.

but we cant be paying him $7 mill to be a backup, Kaep will need to be payed soon

Kap is making peanuts though. Together they make what, 9 mil? It averages out. By the time Kap requires a big deal, Smiths contract will be up.
Chiefs would be the best situation for him IMO weak division with peyton manning about to retire.

Browns are a good fit as well but I doubt he wants to deal with that division and that organization.
I am surprised the Bills haven't come up more in conversation. I think with their half decent line, two really good running backs and an incumbent who has gotta go, that Smith might make some sense.

Then Marrone can draft his guy out of Syracuse, have Smith as the transition, then do the same thing Harbaugh did halfway through year 2
Originally posted by bigmur49:
I am surprised the Bills haven't come up more in conversation. I think with their half decent line, two really good running backs and an incumbent who has gotta go, that Smith might make some sense.

Then Marrone can draft his guy out of Syracuse, have Smith as the transition, then do the same thing Harbaugh did halfway through year 2

Evidently, the Bills were asking coaching candidates what they thought about Alex during the interview process. That could be good or bad, but good seems more likely.
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The 49er fan in me wants to get something in return for Smith, but as a fan of Smith I hope the 9ers cut him loose so he can choose his own team.