So I think we can all agree that Alex Smith has earned the right to stay with the team beyond this year. If you were Baalke, how big of an extension/re-sign would you give him? Personally, I think a 3-year contract with a $6m/yr base and a ton of incentives that pays him like a Pro Bowl QB if he plays like a pro-bowl QB. That will take him through his 30th Birthday and Kaepernick's final season under contract. At that point, we will know if Smith will be a career 49er or not. If he is going into the '14 season and Kaepernick is developing, we trade Kaep for a 1st rounder and give Smith a contract commensurate with a 30-year old fringe pro bowler.
We're gonna have to pony up big time if we get a first round bye and win at least 1 playoff game.
At least 4 years and average of top 10 qb money sounds about right.
Alex will have plenty of offers but he and his wife will want to stay so we have that going for us.
Could not be happier that Jim took Alex under his wing and turned him around like this. Its super big for our team and is 1 less position that we have to fill in next years draft. Team can now fine tune the roster and continure to rip it up in the years to come.
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