Alex Smith to seek release-- Mon Jan 28 1:00 am --
49ers QB due $8.5 million in 2013
Itís widely believed that the 49ers will trade quarterback Alex Smith. The former starter is due to earn $8.5 million in 2013, with $1 million guaranteed now and the balance guaranteed as of April 1. It makes him a luxury that the team canít afford. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Smith is expected to seek his release before the start of free agency. (Pro Football Talk)
FF Today's Take:Smith can seek a release all he wants but its likely the 49ers will pursue every trade option before simply releasing a veteran QB that can bring value in return.