Originally posted by Sinsation:
why would he want to go to a new team? I mean he's got to be loving JH and GR. why would he up and leave to play for ANOTHER HC and OC?
i say 3 years is fair.
This. If we make the playoffs, he continues to have success, and make some strides in improvement, then it's win-win for everyone.
Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman have an intelligent QB that makes great decisions. They love his leadership and attention to detail. The 49ers as a team love him. He's ALWAYS had the support of the locker room, and they love that his toughness and resiliency to just keep coming back. 49er fans are showing him some love too. The NFL media has a great story in Alex Smith that they can talk about for years to come.
I think a 3, 4 year contract is fair with an above-average pay, with incentives. With the way things are going, everyone wants Alex to come back. He's a system QB, and is relatively young at age 27. Alex knows this is the best place for him to be. He'll stay here for awhile.