Misery loves company in the NFL.
Smith appears to be in search of a new home now that the San Francisco 49ers, with whom he spent the first six seasons of his pro career, are firmly entrenched in the Peyton Manning Sweepstakes. The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft finally found his footing in San Fran last season while helping to guide the Niners to a 13-win season and the brink of Super Bowl XLVI.
Would the Dolphins be better off with Alex Smith under center?
The Dolphins, on the other hand, have grown desperate for a new signal caller now that Manning has turned them down and Matt Flynn has signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Miami still has Matt Moore, with whom the team won six games after Chad Henne went down due to injury, but seems keen to find a long-term solution to its annual quarterback conundrum.
Smith would appear to be the choice, particularly if the 'Fins end up offering him $8 million per year as Klis suggests. Such a move would reunite Smith with running back Reggie Bush, with whom he shared a backfield during their prep days at Helix High School in San Diego.