Originally posted by taney71:
Alex isn't going to be traded. He's got a one year contract right now.
Alex Smith is on a three-year, $24 million contract. He will be a free agent in 2015.
Alex Smith can be traded.
I am not
saying he should be traded or that is likely that he will be traded; just that it is possible.
But, as I understand the contract, the 49ers can void the contract by not paying a bonus that is due in March 2013.
edit: That bonus is substancial. I think the bonus is 7.5 million.
If that happened, Smith would be a free agent in 2013.
If Smith is traded, the new team will pick up the old contract or will have to reach a new contract with Smith.
I think most teams would wait for Smith to become a free agent.
[ Edited by buck on Nov 24, 2012 at 6:36 AM ]