Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/30/13
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San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is hoping to keep backup quarterback Alex Smith next season despite Smith's expressed desire to move on to a team where he has a shot at being a starter. Second-year pro Colin Kaepernick replaced Smith as the 49ers starter in November and will lead the team into the Super Bowl on Sunday against Baltimore. "From a cap standpoint, we have the room to be able to keep (Smith)," York told ProFootballTalk.com. "One quarterback is usually not enough to get you through a season. "And to have two guys, which the Niners had in Steve (Young) and Joe (Montana) for a long time, there's no reason why you can't have two guys on your team. And I hope we can find a way to make that happen." York said he isn't sure what the 49ers will do if Smith asks to be released after the Super Bowl. "He hasn't made the request yet, and that's something we'll assess at end of the season," York said in the interview with ProFootballTalk.com. "I think Alex has been very c...
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