Imagine Kap dominates the Falcons and we end up facing the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Kap puts up 21 points but sprains his ankle in the 1Q, the 49ers get discombobulated and trail 31-21 at halftime. And then Alex Smith has something like 200 yards and 3 TDs in an epic second half.
Everyone seems to agree that Flacco made himself millions on his next contract last week. If the above scenario played out, I have no doubt Kap would still be our franchise QB. I'd be reeeeaaaaally fascinated by the trade market that would develop for Alex Smith, however.