Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by theduke85:
Originally posted by Jcool:
#49ers have strong relationship with Alex Smith & Tom Condon his agent. They believe he's earned the right to pick a team, be treated right
This is the proper way to go about it, I think. Someone mentioned earlier, the 49ers should pool the best offers together, and let Alex pick from those teams.
I think one people are selling short is this: if the 49ers trade Smith without any input from him whatsoever, it could have a small affect on free agents that are considering coming here in the future. Alex made a lot of sacrifices for this team, and if alienate him by trading him to some awful city that he doesn't want to be in, that does not reflect well on the organization and its treatment of players.
Yes, it's a business, but there's no reason to be cutthroat about it.
Dont know if a team will trade for him at his current salary.
Alex's salary next season is less than Matt Flynn's. if Alex can perform like he has the past season and half, $8M is a deal.