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Alex Smith reported to ask San Fran to release him


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It's going to be a bittersweet week in New Orleans for 49ers backup quarterback Alex Smith. And it might be his last run as a member of the 49ers.

The team is expected to try to trade Smith this offseason, given the $8.5 million he's owed in 2013. But a trade isn't the only way out of San Francisco -- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Smith "is expected to seek" his outright release from the 49ers this offseason.

It wouldn't be stunning if Smith is released: CBS Sports Jason La Canfora had Smith as his No. 3-ranked free-agent quarterback, a list made well in advance of even the Super Bowl. Smith and his big contract won't -- or, perhaps, can't --be in a backup role for all of 2013.

And trading him, especially if other teams are expecting his release, won't be any easier with a hefty contract.

But any idea that the 49ers will simply just outright release Smith without even attempting to get anything in return for the serviceable quarterback is a little naïve. Yes, Smith's been quiet while the 49ers turned to Kaepernick and left him on the bench.

He's also been the beneficiary of two sizable contracts from the team during his run in San Francisco. The notion that the 49ers should throw out the best interests of the team in order to let Smith choose where he plays football might be nice, but it's not exactly good business.

Of course, it might be the end result anyway, if San Francisco can't find any takers on the trade market for Smith.

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Sign the beast!

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No thanks. He isn't any good. Especially in a WCO.

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I wouldnt trade picks or players for him, but would be interested if we could get at decent price as a Free Agent

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I wouldnt trade picks or players for him, but would be interested if we could get at decent price as a Free Agent

Matt Moore is a much better fit in Marty's offense.
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Matt Moore is a much better fit in Marty's offense.

dont disagree,, not sure he will 'want us', LOL..

I am saying I would peek at a cheap FA Smith if no better options available

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dont disagree,, not sure he will 'want us', LOL..

I am saying I would peek at a cheap FA Smith if no better options available

A mid round draft pick is a better idea than Smith. There is no reason to be playing a guy with zero upside like that.
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I still like the idea of trading Tebow to the Seahawks for Matt Flynn. Tebow's a much better fit as the backup in a read option offense, and the difference in the two players' contracts might be enough for the Jets not to hand over anything extra.

We certainly have an insider in Idzik, and both teams love to trade.

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A mid round draft pick is a better idea than Smith. There is no reason to be playing a guy with zero upside like that.

Need a vet and a draft pick this year.

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I still like the idea of trading Tebow to the Seahawks for Matt Flynn. Tebow's a much better fit as the backup in a read option offense, and the difference in the two players' contracts might be enough for the Jets not to hand over anything extra.

We certainly have an insider in Idzik, and both teams love to trade.

they can get a better deal that that from someone dont ya think? If not, hell ya, cause Flynn is schooled in WCO.

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Need a vet and a draft pick this year.

maybe, unless Idzik sees someone in 2014 he loves,,then keep what we got and a vet..

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Alex Smith is Mark Sanchez's slightly less stupid brother, with an even dryer demeanor.

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The truth is anything that the JETS have to do has to fit in the mismanaged state of the salary cap. A QB making more that a few million may just not be something that the JETS are able to squeeze in their cap.

So it may still come down to Matt Moore type of QB to be an interim solution.

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Sanchez ruins everything.

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Need a vet and a draft pick this year.

I actually would rather see them sign a vet this year and draft a QB next year in a better QB draft group.
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Unless the 9ers are retarded enough to be interested in swapping him for Sanchez straight up (ha!), no thank you.

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Sanchez ruins everything.

We could have Calvin Johnson, and he wouldn't get 800 yards with Sanchez throwing to him.
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