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49ers Alex Smith Will Stay

David PhillipsAnalyst IMarch 11, 2009

The San Francisco 49ers will keep 1st round QB Alex Smith and will not trade or cut him.

Smith showed yesterday his loyalty to the team by agreeing to take a two million dollar pay cut for the final two years on his contract.

The 24 year old reportedly had several teams interested in him that would have payed him more money than the new niners contacted will, "I don't measure myself in my contract in terms of what I'm making," said Smith, who missed most of the past two seasons because of shoulder injuries. "Having gone through what I've gone through the last couple of years, and being on the sideline, I guess I've got a different perspective on this game. When it came time to restructure the contract, it wasn't anything to do with ego. I just wanted the chance to compete."

With only 30 starts in the four season's he's been in the league he has a 54% completion Ratio and has thrown 19 TDs and 31 INTs so far not that good.

Last Season J.T. O'Sullivan got the start when smith was out with his shoulder. J.T was then replaced by Shaun Hill after only a few games.

Bringing Smith back will most likely be a third sting QB to either Hill or newly aquired QB Damon Huard which th Niners picked up during the offseason free agency.

With Huard they get a 13 year Veteran of the NFL Huard had one of his best seasons with the Cheifs a few years back he has an avg completion % of 60 and has thrown 33 TDs and 24 INTs during his Carrer.

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