49ers QB Alex Smith will be owed a lot of money this offseason, but now the Niners have a tough decision, as it’s clearly obvious he’s not the future at QB for the team, as they have committed to rookie QB Colin Kaepernick.
That led Arizona Cardinals guard and former 49er Adam Snyder to throw out the suggestion that the Cards, who are in a rough position at QB, should look at trying to get Smith this offseason.
“If someone asked me about him, I would tell them exactly what I thought,” Snyder said on a conference call. “I think the guy’s got unbelievable character, and I think he’s a leader. Obviously, he and I came in together (in 2005). So I’ve got a special place for him.”
If Smith is on the 49ers roster on April 1st, the Niners will owe him $7.5 million. If Kaepernick remains the starter at that point, it’s unlikely they’d want Smith for that amount of money, meaning he’ll be out there for the taking.
“I just think that Alex worked for seven years to get to the position he was in,” Snyder said. “He was 19-5 (in the past two seasons) and had the best QB rating in the league and was doing his job to win games, you know? I don’t know. It was surprising to me. But, hey, they get paid to make those decisions, and that’s the decision they went with.”
It would be well worth it for the Cardinals to look at Smith this offseason it indeed he’s out there. He can’t be any worse than the guys they are running out there now.
Sunday, the Cards will start their 4th QB of the season, as Brian Hoyer, who just joined the team, will get the start at QB.