I think both sides could have handled it better.
Look the 49ers wanted Alex Smith back first and made the offer. Smith didn't take it and tried to use leverage by not signing, so should the 49ers not check out Peyton Manning?
It's not like that didn't do this before? They did the same thing with Kurt Warner a few years ago.
Alex Smith needs to step up his game even more and Colin Kapernick is going to be breathing down his neck.
Now since Alex Smith waited he probably will get some more money than the original offer, but he's the one who subjected himself to being "out" there. Look Alex Smith doesn't have a ton of teams beating down his door.
Hopefully next year, he can take his game up another level. He's going to have fun with Randy Moss and Manningham.
And I hope we pick up two more WR's and Fleener in the draft.
It's just business.