Sure, Big Ben is missing the first six games of the season, however Roethlisberger still has six years left on his contract.
A trade involving Alex Smith would cure both team's needs for a QB.
The 49ers have too many questions this year surrounding the quarterback position. Alex Smith is going to be the starter but after that comes nothing but speculation, reasons for past failures, and opinion.
Alex Smith never had the same offensive coordinator two years in a row...
Alex Smith needs to work out of a spread offense...
Alex Smith needs to go if he can be replaced with a two time Super Bowl winner. Period.
Ben Rothlisberger for some reason just gets himself in trouble after he wins a Super Bowl for some reason.
After the first one he crashed his motor cycle.
A year after the second one he stuck his fingers somewhere they weren't supposed to be. I don't know the details of the situation, but there is a pattern here with Ben and as long as he is aware of it he can correct it.
Not that it's not even our business.
I understand why they have it. If you don't, then you get a whole army of roided up super athletes ranging from town to town like barbarians. That's their fear at least. Actually the NFL's real fear is that they'll look bad and lose some ticket sales.
I understand why the NFL has a personal conduct policy but don't think people don't see the hypocrisy that a sport that focuses its marketing on patriotism has contracts and policies that limit another's freedom.
There were no criminal charges filed here, so let the police handle it.
The point is, let the players and the police worry about their personal lives.
If the Rooney's want to trade Ben because they feel differently than I, then I respect that. That's their right.
Just trade him to the 49ers is all I ask. Big Ben made a fourth quarter comeback in his last Super Bowl that Joe Montana would get teary eyed over.
With all the questions and none of the answers surrounding Alex Smith, the Niners need to move now to bring in their quarterback of the future.