Bruce Arians knows quarterbacks as well as anyone in the NFL, so when he targets one, it’s because he has all the traits Arians wants.
According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, the Arizona Cardinals have a strong interest in the back up quarterback, who will be the hottest free agent quarterback on the market.
‘There are decision-makers within the organization who are high on Smith. While Smith could "make a beeline to Arizona" if released, beat writer Kent Somers doubts the Cardinals will actively pursue a trade. Perhaps the Kevin Kolb debacle left a bad taste in the organization's mouth.
If the Cardinals do end up parlaying that interest into a trade offer, would the 49ers be willing to deal Smith to a division rival?’