Originally written on Speculative Sports  |  Last updated 10/24/14

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 6: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to make a pass play during their NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 6, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 20-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)
After the media spectacle that was the 49ers attempt to sign Peyton Manning and ditch the quarterback that led the team to the post season last year (who also looked into taking his talents to South Beach), the team resigned Alex Smith and has now signed some competition for him. The team announced on Thursday that they had signed former Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Johnson to a two-year deal. 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke had this to say:
“Josh is a promising young player that has experience in our offensive system. He is a skilled athlete with good arm talent…We are pleased to add him to our team.”
San Francisco did resign Smith, but it was not to the type of contract that would make benching him should he not play up to par an absolute impossibility (improbable maybe; not impossible). Throw former Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick into the mix and a possible quarterback controversy could be in the making.
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