Alex Smith Will Not Be Released, But He May Be Traded

Alex Smith to be Traded?


alex-smith_crop_340x234When 49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion last season, he had no way of knowing that he might be traded in the off season.  But after, coach Jim Harbaugh, watched second year quarterback Colin Kaepernick lead his offense, with his arm and legs, he decided to make a change.  Kaepernick took San Francisco to the Super Bowl, and sealed Smith’s future.

There has been no overt action by the 49ers to trade Smith just yet.  But the draft this year, offers little chance that a first round pick at the quarterback position will happen.  Smith is a starting quarterback, not a back-up.

Kansas City, will be searching for a starter who has good credentials.  According to sources, Chief’s management and coaches are interested in the talented, Smith.  There also appears to be interest from the Arizona Cardinals.

Smith’s statistics make him an appealing trade.  Before his concussion, he completed 153 of 218 passes for 1737 yards.  That is a completion percentage of 70.2.  He threw for 13 touchdowns, and only 5 interceptions, and had a quarterback rating of 104.1.  In 2011 he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship, losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.

When, Kaepernick, was given the starting position, he immediately convinced, coach Harbaugh, that he was the team’s future.  He not only displayed tremendous skills, he showed an unusual maturity for a first time starting quarterback.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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