The San Francisco 49ers acknowledged yesterday at the NFL
scouting combine that they would likely shop quarterback Alex Smith this
offseason, and the St. Louis Cardinals are emerging as one of several teams
interested in the former No. 1 overall pick.
San Francisco hopes to recoup some of Smith’s value as they
enter what’s perceived as a weak market for quarterbacks; in free agency, trade
and the draft. If the quarterback had it his way, he’d be released to hand pick
his next team.
If Smith is ultimately cut and not traded, ESPN’s John Clayton
believes he could make a beeline to Arizona. San Francisco may prefer not to
have Smith sign in the division, which could prompt them to trade him
elsewhere. There figures to be at least some interest in his services
considering the number of teams that have questions surrounding their
The Cardinals are one of these teams and would seem to be a
potential fit for Smith. However, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic doesn’t see Arizona making a
trade for Smith following the debacle with Kevin Kolb.
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