Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers listens on the sidelines during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers beat the Rams 28-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
After a season which saw the San Francisco 49ers bench Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick, as well as the New York Jets refusing to give Tim Tebow even the slightest chance to be their starter, the one thing that is guaranteed for 2013 is that both players will soon be in need of a moving van.Instead of wasting the rest of league’s time with their castoffs, the Jets and 49ers could solve a lot of each other’s problems by simply trading Alex Smith for Tim Tebow.Now, of course the New York Jets would need to spice up the pot a little with a low-round draft pick – Alex Smith was leading the NFL in QB rating at the time of his unceremonious demotion, after all – but this trade could be the proverbial win-win situation for both teams.Why This Trade Works for the New York JetsThe New York Jets need a starting quarterback. If they are not going to give Tebow a shot, then move him to someone who can benefit from his skill set. Right now, Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy are the only arms ...
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