Originally posted by dtcomposer:Not surprising that there are teams who want Alex's services, but I am surprised that a deal is already done. If this was some kind of a thankyou from the front office I hope they play that point up, or it gets leaked. That will look really good for future free agents. I think Alex will do well there, and a 3rd rounder or better sounds about right. I think Alex is worth more, but the Niners really don't have much leverage other than keeping him on the roster (which, though possible is probably their worst option).
Let's keep it real here. The reason the 49ers don't have much leverage is because the commodity they're trying to deal isn't as good as some fans think. Alex played well, but he simply wasn't asked to carry the team, so the whole 19-5-1 stat doesn't hold a lot of weight to those who realize the defense is the primary reason for that record. I'm sure the Chiefs know this. I'd be very surprised if we got more than a 3rd for him and it's not because they know we need to ship him out. If Alex was as good as some people on here believe, he'd easily net a 1st. He has limitations and will never be a QB that can carry a team consistently. You can credit him with some 4th quarter comebacks all you want, but without the defense playing at such a high level, that 19-5-1 record would be a lot worse. If the Saints don't turn it over 5 times, Alex doesn't do enough to beat them in 2011.
Chiefs fans are overreacting, but it's probably because everyone realizes Alex has hit his ceiling. He is as good as he'll ever be, which isn't good enough to carry a team on his shoulders. If he is successful in KC, it'll be because the running game is working and the defense is formidable (which isn't hard to fathom). They feel like bringing Alex in will mean they won't get Geno Smith. Whether or not Geno Smith will be any good is not the point. They know Alex's level of play and would rather gamble on Geno. I can't say I blame them, but personally, I'd take Alex over Geno. I'm just saying I can see why they're so upset.