Originally posted by BayArea:
Maybe the only real question would be can he succeed in a different system?
He would be a solid backup for any team not in need of a turn key starting QB for sure.
What would really suck for him is to go to a team like the Jets. Teams like that where the coaching staff has no idea what they are doing and makes desperate moves. Probably look at Alex's successful couple of seasons and expect that level of play without taking into account everything that was in place for him here.
I could see trade value I just don't see us trying to get a trade for him in the first place. They would likely let him walk and he could see what he gets as a free agent. We aren't really desperate for players or draft picks here and what we would get for him would likely be a waste.
Smith showed decent command of the Turner system in 2006, and showed fast adaptation to Harbaugh system. I think he'll be fine as long as he goes to a team with a head coach who has a clue about the offense.