Found January 28, 2013 on NESN.com:
Unless Alex Smith has to relieve Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, the former No. 1 overall pick has likely played his last game with the 49ers. Now, San Francisco has to pick between trading Smith and his $8.5 million contract, or releasing him. The quarterback would prefer the latter. Smith will ask for his release before the start of free agency, March 12, according to Pro Football Talk. That would mean Smith would not receive the $8.5 million due to him in 2013, but he could pick the team of his choice. Other than Joe Flacco, who is expected to be franchised or re-signed by the Ravens this offseason, Smith is the top free agent quarterback going into 2013. There are plenty of quarterback-needy teams, and the 2013 NFL draft doesn’t have a clear cut No. 1 signal caller. Before getting benched by the 49ers in favor of Kaepernick because of a concussion, Smith threw for 1,737 yards, 13 touchdowns, five interceptions and a 70.2-percent completion percentage. His yards...
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