Now that the San Francisco 49ers have found their guy in Colin Kaepernick, it has become clearer than ever that Alex Smith is on his way out of San Francisco. While the 49ers would surely like to keep Smith around as a backup, he is set to make nearly $8 million next year, a hefty price for a guy on the bench.
For the price they want, it may be hard for San Fran to trade Smith, and if that’s the case, then he will have to be released.
After a terrible start to his career, Smith has since proven that he can be effective in the right system and is definitely looking to be a starter wherever he goes. With plenty of teams looking for a quarterback and a weak draft class, Smith will certainly find work sooner or later.
But where? Could a reunion with his old offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, be the best situation for him? Or maybe a well-built team similar to the 49ers where he wouldn’t have to be depended upon too much?
Only time will tell, but let’s take a look at the best landing spots for Smith next year.