Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/5/13

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)
It was Alex Smith that helped the San Francisco 49ers into last year’s playoffs, but this time the stage belongs to Colin Kaepernick. After the San Francisco 49ers season ends, the questions regarding the status of Alex Smith will start to swirl. Many already have the 49ers trading Alex Smith to a number of teams, but after reviewing the situation it makes for sense for the 49ers to cut him as he then becomes a free agent. The 49ers tried to find an alternative, but after Jim Harbaugh pursued Peyton Manning they re-signed Alex Smith in March of 2012. The deal had no signing bonus, but a $3 million  roster bonus that was paid out when he signed the contract.… Read more
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