It appears that Alex Smith would likely be cut by the 49ers ... but he may be trade bait to a team that knows they want him as a starter because his contract is relatively low for a full-time starting QB.
I don't see us giving up picks to get him ... and making a move on him as a FA doesn't make sense because he will very likely be getting starter money from somewhere else. Look at all the teams that could very well be in the QB market that he would have a much stronger chance at being the starter – Philly, Arizona, NY Jets, Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Oakland and Kansas City. Now, many of those teams might be happy with the guy(s) they got, but they could certainly explore Smith and he would have to like his chances better in those spot.
If we want to flat out make him the starter ... I am not against it. I was not against it last season. But bringing him in to compete does not seem like a logical money move for us or a logical move for him at all.
Of that list Singer, I think I would feel most comfy with: Jason Campbell, and not too disappointed with David Carr, Joe Flacco (which is NOT happening. He will certainly start somewhere next season), Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Moore and Tyler Thigpen.
I think that Jason Campbell or David Carr would fit pretty perfectly around these parts. And Jason Campbell would have to like his chances at getting to play if Ponder's injuries or ineffectiveness creep up again.
B: No Jackson. Bringing him here would just start the excuses flowing again....I'd rather claw my eyes out with a spork.
None of the others really brings that veteran "Starter Past His prime" to the table.
Well, it looks like finally signing Ryan Leaf may have just gotten a bit more complicated......
Ryan Leaf Heads To Prison After Getting Kicked Out Of Drug Treatment Program
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is heading to prison now that he’s been kicked out of a drug treatment center.
According to Sports Illustrated, Leaf, who played for the San Diego Chargers, was kicked out of a treatment program for behavioral problems including threatening a member of the staff. He will now be transferred to the Montana State Prison.
I'm not a big Ponder fan. But, to be fair, I don't know if anyone can succeed with the crap WR corps we have. My personal feeling on this is that until we have some worthwhile receivers, there really isn't a lot of point in tearing up the draft or FA in search of the next QB.
Of course, we'll also need an OC who isn't retarded...
Just not a great list. That is why Campbell was my clear cut top guy. I still think Carr and a couple others are better than Joe Webb though, including T-Jack. Though I would not like to see that guy around here again ... just names that I thought on the surface make our backup better than what it is right now.
Why do we have to fix the WR problem and then wait and see if it's the QB...then spend 3 more years grooming the right guy only too see our star RB gone. Why can't we address WR and QB at once? Why can't we? That's why bad teams stay bad teams...a narrow focus. You have to multi task when building in the draft.
Yeah i hope to be eating crow sooner rather than later.