Originally posted by danimal:
I was listening to some ESPN radio last night. And one of the analysts stated that the Niners should give Alex Smith a 5 year deal(3 guaranteed) for Mid Range money.
Schlereth retorted that he can think of 10 teams who would outbid that....and he was challenged to do so. He had to back peddle. It was pretty funny.
There has never been any hard evidence that any other NFL team besides the 49ers have been interested in Alex Smith.
Rumors were that Seattle and Oakland were pretty interested AFTER 2010. After a 14-4 campaign, I'd imagine they'd still be interested. Any of these teams would at least be interested in Alex Smith as a starter or compete for the starting job.
(QB situation is shaky at best)
( Smith vs Grossman/Beck)
Oakland (I don't think the rest of Oakland believes in Palmer as much as Hue Jackson did)
(Smith vs T Jack?)
Jets (I think Smith is better and more reliable than Sanchez).
Tampa Bay (QB situation isn't so concrete there anymore)
Chicago (someone needs to light a fire under Cutler)
Dallas (is Romo really the long term answer?)
Denver (two spread QBs competing. The irony of this one would be awesome. Tebow claims he WATCHED FILM on Alex Smith to "learn." Lulz)
Kansas City (QB situation is a little unsettled. Alex could compete).
There you go. 10-11 teams that would/could use Alex Smith. The 4 bolded teams are teams I think Alex would/could definitely be a day 1 starter WITHOUT much, if any, competition.
This being said, I think it would be absolutely stupid for Alex to go anywhere. His best chance of long term success and a championship is here without a doubt.