I know I’m covering old ground here, but I still get a ton of emails from 49ers fans about quarterbacks Jeff Garcia and Jay Cutler.
We haven’t really seen the real Alex Smith since the end of the 2006 season – and the first three games of 2007. But at this stage, we have no idea who the real Alex Smith is.
Quarterback Alex Smith said he feels like he has unfinished business.
The 49ers announced this morning that the club has agreed with quarterback Alex Smith on a pay reduction as part of a new two-year contract.
Veteran quarterback Damon Huard signed a contract with the 49ers on Wednesday after he threw a few passes for the 49ers’ brass to prove his right thumb has healed sufficiently.
With an uneasy smile on his face, Kurt Warner mouthed the words, “I’m not talking” from behind a rolled-up car window during his free-agent visit to the 49ers on Monday.
It looks as if the 49ers are going to sign a veteran quarterback today, after all.
Be prepared to read pure lunacy.
It has been confirmed through multiple reliable sources today that the 49ers continue to pursue a contract with Cardinals free-agent quarterback Kurt Warner.
At least this 49ers quarterback scenario makes a heck of a lot more sense than the Michael Vick speculation of a couple weeks ago.
UPDATED (7:30 p.m.) The 49ers have a “legitimate shot” to land veteran free-agent quarterback Kurt Warner, who led the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl this season, a league source said. A second source with knowledge of the situation said there have been no serious contract discussions.
The 49ers emphatically closed the door on any possibility imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick will suit up for the club in 2009 or beyond.
If Alex Smith and the 49ers agree to a new contract, he will compete with Shaun Hill for the starting quarterback job, coach Mike Singletary told reporters tonight after the team’s first “state of the franchise” address in San Mateo. Also, Singletary said he has not ruled out the possibility of the team acquiring quarterback Michael Vick, who is serving a prison sentence on federal dog-fighting charges.
Alex Smith’s future with the 49ers should be known by the end of the month, as both sides would like his contract situation resolved by the start of the free-agent signing period on Feb. 27.
The 49ers want quarterback Alex Smith to return to the club in 2009. Smith said he wants to return. Therefore, the only thing that will keep that from happening is the 49ers’ ability to work out a contract agreement with Smith’s agent, Tom Condon.
A lot has happened since 49ers GM Scot McCloughan said during training camp that quarterback Alex Smith would not be back with the team in 2009 if he did not head into the offseason as the proven starter.
Quarterback Alex Smith said he is open-minded about returning to the 49ers next season, realizing full well that he would have to accept a dramatic paycut.
So how is Shaun Hill looking to you now?