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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:24 AM

Deal reportedly in place to trade 49ers QB Alex Smith

2-24-13 / sfgate.com

The 49ers can’t finalize a trade involving quarterback Alex Smith until March 12, but they reportedly feel confident about crossing off that item from their to-do list for the offseason.

According to CBS Sports, the 49ers have told other teams that a deal is “effectively complete.” It is not known to whom the 49ers would trade Smith, or what they would net in return. It also is not known whether the Niners are circulating a-deal-is-all-but-complete talk to stimulate interest in the trade market. Finally, the 49ers or the mystery team could back out of a handshake deal at any time with the start of the league year more than two weeks away.

Two logical trade partners, the Jaguars and Browns, are not involved, according to reports from the Florida Times-Union and Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Kansas City is viewed as another logical landing spot for Smith. Before the Super Bowl, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer, a former teammate and a close friend of Smith’s, told The Chronicle that new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid “really likes Alex.” According to Dilfer, Reid, then with the Eagles, courted Smith when he was a free agent in 2012.

http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2013/02/24/smith-trade-reportedly-set-but-awaiting-start-of-league-year

One thing I'll always remember about Alex Smith: he was drafted ahead of Aaron Rodgers.

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Reply Deal reportedly in place to trade 49ers QB Alex Smith (Original post)
Auggie Feb 2013 OP
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #1
TZ Feb 2013 #2
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #3
bluedigger Feb 2013 #4
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #5
bluedigger Feb 2013 #6
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #7
bluedigger Feb 2013 #8
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #9
bluedigger Feb 2013 #10
KamaAina Feb 2013 #11
JonLP24 Feb 2013 #12
Auggie Feb 2013 #13
TZ Feb 2013 #14
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #17
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #19
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #20
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #21
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #22
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #23
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #15
El Supremo Feb 2013 #16
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #18
Upton Feb 2013 #24
Auggie Feb 2013 #25
Upton Feb 2013 #26
Auggie Feb 2013 #27

Response to Auggie (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:36 AM

1. Well, he's good enough to be starting somewhere...

And lots of teams have QBs who aren't good enough to be starting...

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:30 PM

2. This time last year

I might have thought the Redskins should try for him. Now they have two potential starting QB's! Still doesn't feel real to me...

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Response to TZ (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:33 PM

3. Maybe NE should take him...

Although Alex doesn't want to be a back-up, but Tom's getting older and ain't gonna be there in a few years, and Alex would start then.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:51 AM

4. Brady will be starting for another five seasons.

I don't think that would interest Alex.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:56 AM

5. Barring any injuries...he'll be 40 in 2017...

Anything could happen...that said, I'm sure Alex wants to be the starter somewhere right away.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:00 PM

6. Alex is in his prime - he won't go to the bench if he can help it.

As others have said, there are plenty of teams that could use an immediate upgrade at QB. AZ?

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:02 PM

7. AZ, KC, Cleveland, Jits, Denver (Payless is old), Buffalo

Philly...lots

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:10 PM

8. Not Denver.

Manning has a couple years left in the tank still, I guess. I was surprised he made it through this season, but he did. Alex needs a home that can afford him, as well. He would be a darn expensive bench warmer. I think Buffalo has a lot tied up in their QB, too, but maybe...

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:12 PM

9. They'll be calling for his head at the end of trhe 2013 season...

The AFC West sucked big time this past year, but other teams will be getting better...we're talking a .500 team this year.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:16 PM

10. I thought that would happen this year.

I dislike the whole division, so I don't really care who wins, but I am deep in Broncos country (with a strange minority of Raiders fans ).

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:22 PM

11. You never trade within your division

if you can help it.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:31 PM

12. I prefer Barkley

or Geno Smith if still available.

I'd also be interested in taking EJ Manuel in the second round. I think Smith would be good but Arizona needs to start young at some point. I think Kolb is good enough to start if the new rookie isn't the best QB on roster so I'd pass on Smith as that option.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:24 AM

13. Uh-oh ... "Cardinals reportedly interested in Smith"

In his last full game as a starting quarterback, Alex Smith completed 18 of 19 passes and threw three touchdowns in a Monday night win in Arizona, a performance that earned him NFC-Offensive-Player-of-the-Week honors.

Evidently the Cardinals were sufficiently impressed.

According to the Arizona Republic, the 49ers‘ NFC West rivals are “exploring the possibility” of trading for Smith. Per the report, Arizona is intrigued by his “experience, intelligence and talents” and attributes his pre-2011 struggles to San Francisco’s revolving door of coaches and offensive coordinators.

SNIP

While the 49ers might not have interest in propping up the Cardinals at the NFL’s most important position, there is a precedent for teams trading still-productive quarterbacks to a division rival. In 2010, the Eagles traded Donavan McNabb, then 33, to the Redskins. In 2002, the Patriots dealt Drew Beldsoe, 30, to the Bills.

LINK: http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2013/02/26/cardinals-reportedly-interested-in-smith/

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Response to Auggie (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:36 AM

14. Still productive?

Donovan McNabb? Did this writer not watch the debacle that was the 2011 Redskins. LOL

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:18 PM

17. joey. Brady will be with the Pat's until he is 45 at least. Goodell will see to it

that he never gets hit.



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:22 PM

19. Too bad Romo always gets hit...

Maybe it's him or his shitty o-line!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:26 PM

20. Well, you have to understand...

Goodell has legalized offensive holding for the Pat's and will have a flag thrown if anyone makes the air move when within 36" of Brady!!


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:27 PM

21. I see you've bought the haters kool-aid

Explains a lot.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:38 PM

22. Hell. Joe Namath would still be playing if they had instituted the "Brady Rule" for him!!


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:45 PM

23. He'd still be playing if he didn't go to Catholic schools...

I'd heard the nuns would whip his knees when he acted up, weakening them, and that's why they gave out and his career ended too soon.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:04 PM

15. KC

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.

Kansas City will trade its second-round pick in the 2013 draft -- the second selection (No. 34 overall) in the round -- as well as another conditional mid-round pick in 2014 to acquire Smith from San Francisco, a league source told ESPN.

The 49ers now own 11 picks in the 2013 draft.

As a result of the trade, the Chiefs are expected to release former starting quarterback Matt Cassel, league sources told ESPN. Cassel has two years remaining on a $63 million, six-year deal he signed with Kansas City after he was acquired in a trade from the Patriots in 2009. He failed to live up to the lofty contract, however, and was benched during the 2012 season.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8995035/san-francisco-49ers-agree-trade-alex-smith-kansas-city-chiefs-source

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:14 PM

16. Is Brady Quinn now backup - again?

The KC Star has been talking about this for days. I think they are glad.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:20 PM

18. He must be...

At least he has a job!

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:00 PM

24. Looks like a second round pick from KC too..

have to feel good about that. Previously the speculation had been a 3rd or 4th rounder. 49ers now have 12 picks, including 2 in the first 34 selections, 5 in the first 3 rounds, and a couple more compensatory picks expected. They have a lot of options.

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Response to Upton (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:06 AM

25. DE, WR, CB ... maybe a new kicker

I think Baalke/Harbaugh will sign a FA back-up QB

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Response to Auggie (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:43 AM

26. DL for sure..the drop off was noticeable after the Justin Smith injury.

The loss of one player shouldn't affect the defense to that extent. 49ers defense became tired too. They need more rotation on the defensive line, many of them played up to 90% or so of the snaps. Loss of the pass rush became their Achilles heel late last season. With all these picks they should be able to fill the bulk of their needs.

I see they're interested in Revis too. I hope nothing comes of it.. You know he's going to cost. He's coming off the ACL tear and has only one year left on his contract.

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Response to Upton (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:57 AM

27. Revis is rumor bullshit, I believe

If they must trade picks I hope it's to move up and find an anchor at DE. Those are the kind of acquisitions that truly build dynasties.

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