Originally posted by 49erJim:
Originally posted by BSofSF:
A 28 year old Alex Smith will be comparable in production to a 36 year old Peyton Manning and will cost less than half the price. And if he backslides, why did we just trade picks to move up for Kaepernick? I thought the whole plan with the front office was that they were not trying to capture lightning in a bottle, but were building for a long, sustained run. Overpaying for Manning seems a little impulsive for a team as solid as the Niners. Manning is overrated at this point in his career. There, I said it.
we have had to watch Alex Smith for the last 7 seasons and you make a post and tell us that Manning is overrated? Thats some funny stuff!
I said Manning was overrated at this point in his career. He is not worthy of the largest contract in football. I'm not even sure if he'll be a better football player than Alex Smith next year, who at 28 is coming into his prime. At his best, Manning was amazing. I won't disrespect his past achievements for a moment. But I don't want my team to spend the next five year's discretionary cap money on a guy who is turning 36, who had multiple neck surgeries, and who looked like he was fading even before he went down with injury. [Insert cheesy laughing symbol here].