Pro Football Weekly reports that an inside source has informed them that 49ers intend to retain QB Alex Smith despite his late season struggles.
“I think they still want to re-sign Alex Smith in a big way,” said the source. “He’ll be affordable, and he wants to come back. I would be shocked if they don’t re-sign him.”
There’s been plenty of speculation that the 49ers may consider some of the other available options during free agency and the draft but San Francisco hasn’t given any indication that would suggest that they’ll allow Smith to leave. I’d expect to see them re-sign Smith to reasonable contract.