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Re backup QB, depending on contract situation, Alex Smith?

Big Blue '56 : 1/20/2020 3:33 pm
Yay or nay?
Obviously assuming  
Big Blue '56 : 1/20/2020 3:34 pm : link
the Skins part ways.
Health would be a big concern  
figgy2989 : 1/20/2020 3:35 pm : link
Didn't he have additional issues after his surgery too?

Wouldn't be surprised if he retired.
I'd be happy with either  
DonQuixote : 1/20/2020 3:36 pm : link
Smith (if healthy) or Keenum from [the Washington team whose name is a racial slur] as backups
Smith, if healthy, would be great!  
Tom in NY : 1/20/2020 3:44 pm : link
My question is whether Smith still considers himself a starting QB and might not be ready to be a #2 to Jones.

If he's happy to back-up Jones, what does he want in salary?
RE: Smith, if healthy, would be great!  
DonQuixote : 1/20/2020 3:47 pm : link
In comment 14787259 Tom in NY said:
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My question is whether Smith still considers himself a starting QB and might not be ready to be a #2 to Jones.

If he's happy to back-up Jones, what does he want in salary?


I wonder how teams feel about a QB like Smith, with the injury, versus older but more proven commodities such as Eli or Rivers. Then as you say, how they feel about a defined role as a backup...
BB56  
bradshaw44 : 1/20/2020 3:48 pm : link
All reports down here in DC state this guy is never coming back from his injury. He's just sitting back collecting his checks until his contract is done.
RE: I'd be happy with either  
Jints in Carolina : 1/20/2020 3:49 pm : link
In comment 14787253 DonQuixote said:
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Smith (if healthy) or Keenum from [the Washington team whose name is a racial slur] as backups


Good lord!!! He's still got a $32M......  
MOOPS : 1/20/2020 4:03 pm : link
Dead Cap hit for Washington in 2020.
That's gotta make Snyder's blood boil.
assuming Smith is healthy  
giants#1 : 1/20/2020 4:05 pm : link
and that the Skins cut him, he's a guy the Bucs should look at. Makes more sense for Arians than Rivers.

As for the Giants, I'd take him over Tanney if Smith would sign for <$5M. Otherwise, I'd rather stick to a cheap Tanney and use the cap dollars elsewhere.
Smith  
Sammo85 : 1/20/2020 4:08 pm : link
is very chummy with Haskins and Snyder family. Haskins has praised Smith publicly for his mentor ship and relationship with him as QB and former high pick and been adamant about wanting him around.

He’s been palling around with Snyder family off the field and in his box too. Wouldn’t surprise me if there’s an offer to stay with the org going forward.
From a cap standpoint  
Chip : 1/20/2020 4:10 pm : link
He is uncuttable cost more to get rid of him than to keep.
Alex Smith's  
giant power : 1/20/2020 4:28 pm : link
2020 cap hit is 21 mil. We don't even no if he will be good to go, the guy had a horrendous injury. Why would you want this situation for a back up QB when we just got out of Manning's big cap hit?
We want someone  
mdthedream : 1/20/2020 4:55 pm : link
who will not be looking to take Jones job. Also one that gets paid hardly anything.
Are we sure he’s going to play again?  
Section331 : 1/20/2020 5:00 pm : link
I thought his injury was career-ending.
RE: Are we sure he’s going to play again?  
NINEster : 1/20/2020 5:18 pm : link
In comment 14787334 Section331 said:
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I thought his injury was career-ending.


Seems like it was, but his wife released a video on Instagram of him already on a treadmill and working out again.

Smith had a shoulder surgery back in 2007 that didn't fully take and was questioned by his coach Nolan if he was tough enough to play. Wound up getting another surgery and missing the entire 2008.

Could have been career ending then, certainly his arm that most have become accustomed to seeing isn't the one that the Niners drafted.

From a mental/physical toughness standpoint, Smith is second to none. I won't count him out until he himself decides to retire.
Tanney has a year left on his deal  
larryflower37 : 1/20/2020 5:18 pm : link
and will be the backup.
RE: assuming Smith is healthy  
Jay on the Island : 1/20/2020 5:24 pm : link
In comment 14787272 giants#1 said:
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and that the Skins cut him, he's a guy the Bucs should look at. Makes more sense for Arians than Rivers.

As for the Giants, I'd take him over Tanney if Smith would sign for <$5M. Otherwise, I'd rather stick to a cheap Tanney and use the cap dollars elsewhere.

How on earth is he a better option than Rivers? Rivers is coming off a down year but he is still a better QB than Smith without the devastating knee injury.
RE: Alex Smith's  
Jay on the Island : 1/20/2020 5:26 pm : link
In comment 14787290 giant power said:
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2020 cap hit is 21 mil. We don't even no if he will be good to go, the guy had a horrendous injury. Why would you want this situation for a back up QB when we just got out of Manning's big cap hit?

He was obviously suggesting Smith as an option if he was released. Nobody is trading for that contract.
RE: RE: Alex Smith's  
Big Blue '56 : 1/20/2020 6:31 pm : link
In comment 14787366 Jay on the Island said:
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In comment 14787290 giant power said:


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2020 cap hit is 21 mil. We don't even no if he will be good to go, the guy had a horrendous injury. Why would you want this situation for a back up QB when we just got out of Manning's big cap hit?


He was obviously suggesting Smith as an option if he was released. Nobody is trading for that contract.


Exactly.
Mariota  
Soundtrack : 1/20/2020 6:32 pm : link
He's a free agent.
RE: RE: Smith, if healthy, would be great!  
Bill in UT : 1/20/2020 7:39 pm : link
In comment 14787261 DonQuixote said:
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In comment 14787259 Tom in NY said:


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My question is whether Smith still considers himself a starting QB and might not be ready to be a #2 to Jones.

If he's happy to back-up Jones, what does he want in salary?



I wonder how teams feel about a QB like Smith, with the injury, versus older but more proven commodities such as Eli or Rivers. Then as you say, how they feel about a defined role as a backup...


You think Smith is too young, lol? He's 35, drafted in 2005
RE: RE: Are we sure he’s going to play again?  
Jimmy Googs : 1/20/2020 8:40 pm : link
In comment 14787360 NINEster said:
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In comment 14787334 Section331 said:


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I thought his injury was career-ending.



Seems like it was, but his wife released a video on Instagram of him already on a treadmill and working out again.

Smith had a shoulder surgery back in 2007 that didn't fully take and was questioned by his coach Nolan if he was tough enough to play. Wound up getting another surgery and missing the entire 2008.

Could have been career ending then, certainly his arm that most have become accustomed to seeing isn't the one that the Niners drafted.

From a mental/physical toughness standpoint, Smith is second to none. I won't count him out until he himself decides to retire.


Is his wife in the video?
Don’t skip over tanney  
Tuckrule : 1/21/2020 5:44 am : link
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RE: Don’t skip over tanney  
Big Blue '56 : 1/21/2020 8:29 am : link
In comment 14787727 Tuckrule said:
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And the Giants probably won’t, though we’ll have to wait on Judge/Garrett decisions
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