Oakland Owner Al Davis With Sights Set on 49ers QB Alex Smith?


The Raiders are always active in looking to add players, and Pro Football Weekly reports that the Silver and Black reportedly have their eyes on Alex Smith, the 49ers QB that was a former number one overall pick a few years back.

Pro Football Weekly hears that Raiders owner Al Davis apparently looked into the availability of free-agent QB Alex Smith, who all of the sudden looks like a lock to remain the starting QB in San Francisco. Smith reportedly has a one-year, $5 million dollar contract waiting on the table from the 49ers to return in 2011, despite the team drafting University of Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the second round. Coach Jim Harbaugh has expressed interest all off-season in retaining Smith. Jason Campbell was acquired from the Washington Redskins for a fourth round draft pick during the 2010 NFL Draft. Campbell had an up-and-down first season in Oakland, throwing for 2,387 yards, 13 touchdowns and 8 interceptions while posting a 84.5 QB rating in 12 starts, but was in and out of the lineup due to injuries and spotty performances.


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One Response to “Oakland Owner Al Davis With Sights Set on 49ers QB Alex Smith?”

  1. big ROC says:

    The only reason Jason Campbell was in and out of the lineup is because then HC Tom Cable had a man crush on Bruce Gradkowski. Jason Campbell led the Raiders to all eight of their wins. Had Cable stuck with Campbell and given him his full support the Raiders likely would have won 10 games and Cable would still have his job.

    As for Alex Smith, he would be nothing more than a solid backup plan. Jason Campbell is the starter going forward. He is bigger, has a stronger arm, and knows the offense better than any other QB.