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Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal

Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:17 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For a guy who was nearly replaced in a Monday Night Football game last year by David Carr, 49ers QB Alex Smith is making out pretty well this season in what probably will be his last chance as a San Francisco starter.

ESPN, via the National Football Post, is reporting that Smith has reached an agreement for a one-year, $5 million contract with the 49ers.

The former No. 1 draft pick has been a major disappointment for San Francisco, which took Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick in the second round of the 2010 draft.

Unless Smith somehow has a breakout year, in his sixth season in the NFL, 2011 most likely will be the final opportunity for 49ers fans to gnash their teeth over him.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:55 pm
 

Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal



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Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal

Other than the people in the front office of the 49ers where and in what universe does this signing make sense? Seriously we have suffered with Smith being the starter far to long, unless he plays well enough to get traded, hmmmm, interesting thought, but then again what you going to get for a bust of a #1 draft pick at 5 million?
Anyone who pays attention to the 49ers, for one.  What is your great alternative?  Start Kaepernick after a month with the team?  How about signing McNabb (far worse than Smith last year), Hasselbeck (now off the market), or even Favre?  Do any of those players count as an upgrade?  We could send half the team and about a decade's worth of draft picks for Kolb, which makes even less sense after we drafted Kaepernick.

With respect to the Carr incident, that was a stupid decision by a coach in over his head.  The same goes for the Troy Smith story.   



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal

Wow. And yet it's the Raiders who always get crap from the media...



Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal

Other than the people in the front office of the 49ers where and in what universe does this signing make sense? Seriously we have suffered with Smith being the starter far to long, unless he plays well enough to get traded, hmmmm, interesting thought, but then again what you going to get for a bust of a #1 draft pick at 5 million? At this point I would take the water boy, lol. Seriously can anyone give a good enough reason to resign him? 


I really hope Harbaugh has a great game plan!  



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal

Nice evaluation, moron.



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal

What's wrong with San Fran?
Just admit it. This guy sucks and is a huge bust.
Move on guys, sign a veteran and develop Kaepernick...



Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:39 am
 

Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal

I think the move by the 49ers is good, but the money?  I don't know.  One year of Alex Smith gives Colin Kaepernick a much-needed transition period.  They weren't going to get anyone better for only one year, and I suppose it took $5Million to make it happen, but the killer is that Smith originally signed a contract worth $49.5Million, and since he stayed on the team all that time, I'm assuming he pulled most of that in (probably a spare million here and million there that he didn't get due to un-met incentives, but most of it is his), and now another $5Million.  In other words, Alex Smith has made buckets full of cash and there's nothing to show for it.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:29 am
 

Alex Smith returns to 49ers for $5 million deal

While he certainly hasn't earned that kind of $$ for his W/L or stats record, his performance as a de-facto coach and field leader during the lockout, teaching players the Harbaugh playbook might be what the doctor ordered as far as potential results this year.  I was ready to send him packing 2 years ago, but Troy Smith failed to show real leadership, David Carr went MIA, and Nate Davis was too lazy to learn what he needed to when Singletary was willing to hand him the job on a silver platter.  All I can say is that I'll take a guy who demonstrates he wants to make a difference over anybody that whines from the sideline that he deserves to be GIVEN the job.  Either TAKE the starting spot from an ineffective guy, or shut the bleep up.  My money is on Kaepernick to be the next QB to rise from under the radar to surprise top performing NFL field general.


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