Originally written on 49ersNews  |  Last updated 10/17/14

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
If you just started following 49ers football yesterday, you would have heard breaking news from NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport that current backup Alex Smith will not be a member of the 49ers next season. Thank you, Captain Obvious. If you have followed 49ers football for at least the last seven years, you knew this time would eventually come and you also knew as soon as Colin Kaepernick lit it up against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, that Alex Smith’s career as a 49er would be over. We have heard this week that after the Superbowl Alex Smith would ask the team to release him. Alex denied that report. Now we have Ian Rapaport plastered all over NFL Network stating that Alex will not be a member of the 49ers next season and that the team will try and trade him. If that does not happen, they’ll grant his release. Not long after the news broke of the Alex Smith saga, CEO Jed York spoke with Pro Football Talk and mentioned that he would love to keep both Kap and Smith. “I hope ...
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