Alex Smith: 5 Questions Worth Asking Before Re-Signing San Francisco 49ers QB

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Alex Smith: 5 Questions Worth Asking Before Re-Signing San Francisco 49ers QB
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Perhaps there is still hope for Alex Smith after all.

Under Smith, the 49ers have a 9-2 record, and he continues to have a career year. And for once, Smith is hearing cheers at Candlestick Park instead of the boo birds.

Smith's contract expires after this season, but before the front office makes any hasty decisions, they should take a step back and do their homework. Too many times teams have given out extensions prematurely, only to see the player fail to meet the expectations that come with those extensions.

Such was the case when the St. Louis Rams signed Marc Bulger to a six-year, $62.5 million contract. Marc Bulger followed that extension up by throwing more interceptions than touchdowns for the first time in his career, and the the Rams would go on to be 3-13. 

The 49ers can avoid making the same mistakes by asking the following questions.

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