Talk around Ninerland is what will the 49ers do at the quarterback position next season. They will most likely draft a QB sometime in the draft, but I’m going to go out on a limb right now and say that Alex Smith will be a 49er next season and he most likely will be the starting QB.
A lot of things are in Smith’s favor. He has been hanging around the facilities sitting in meetings and soaking up as much info as he can. Mike Nolan is gone, and we all know Nolan wasn’t in Smith’s corner. McCloughan loves the guy, O’Sullivan has been benched and Smith is doing everything he can to get his shoulder back on track.
So my prediction is Smith will not be let go next season, he’ll take a paycut and end up No.1 on the depth chart at QB.