Still current-ish-for-now 49ers quarterback Alex Smith spent practically all weekend in Miami, after the Dolphins failed to land both Peyton Manning and ex-Packers Matt Flynn (now with the Seattle Seahawks, $26 million / 3 years). If the 49ers don’t land Peyton Manning this week, will Alex Smith decide to remain in San Francisco?
Honestly, the 49ers are burning Smith, just like the Denver Broncos are burning Tim Tebow after their chase for Peyton. It’s unfair to both quarterbacks, and I completely understand Smith needing to pursue other options while he still has the chance. Do I see Alex Smith being able to be a starting QB anywhere else in the league?
So when Alex Smith leaves to Florida, and Peyton Manning signs with Tennessee, who does the Forty-Niner Faithful turn to? Remember last year’s 2nd round pick, Colin Kaepernick? In my opinion, Kaep is not ready to run an NFL team. He did well in Nevada, being the first player in college history to pass for 10,000 yards and run for 4,000 yards, but very rarely does college success turn into NFL success.
So, is it Kaepernick time yet? On April 29, 2011, The San Francisco 49ers traded up with the Denver Broncos from the thirteen pick in the second round (#45 overall) to select Colin Kaepernick as the fourth pick in the second round (#36 overall) at the 2011 NFL Draft. The Denver Broncos received picks 45, 108 and 141 overall in exchange for the 36th overall pick.