Yes, I said it. It would be beneficial for the 49ers to re-sign Alex Smith and make him their starting quarterback for the 2011-12 NFL season. I'll go one step further. Smith gives the 49ers the best chance of winning in 2011-12.
Sure, Smith is getting chance number two, three, or four, I've lost count now, but the 49ers need Smith this season more than ever.
Currently, the 49ers have one quarterback signed, and that is David Carr. Based on that logic, the 49ers don't actually plan on starting Carr, right? I sure hope not, and my common sense would tell me no team in the NFL would want to.
So what's the 49ers' plan then? They must sign someone, and the only logical option is Smith.
That last sentence may have sent some 49er fans' heads spinning at the thought of yet another season where #11 is taking the snaps, but hear me out.
Smith is the only option for the 49ers, and I have four reasons to prove it.