The 2012 trade deadline is already gone, but San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith’s future is pretty much finalized at this point the 49ers to trade Alex Smith. Smith’s job has been taken from second year quarterback Colin Kaepernick and it was all according to head coach Jim Harbaugh’s plan. After all, Smith was the wild card in 2011. Kaepernick was selected in the first round under Harbaugh’s first draft and that typically is a round reserved for developmental Franchises. Smith was merely a short-term solution, an insurance plan, a warranty and nothing more.
That’s why Harbaugh pursued Peyton Manning during the 2012 offseason and is also why the second Kaepernick showed he could lead the team, was the first sign of Smith’s slow, downward spiral down the depth chart.… Read more