By Larry GLicken

It didn’t take long  for the San Francisco 49ers to real in Alex Smith and sign him to an undisclosed amount of money soon after it became official  Peyton Manning would be playing in Denver.  The 49ers seemed to have rushed to make a deal with Smith who led the team to the play-offs last season. It is also funny how the terms they came to are undisclosed. It makes you wonder just how much cash is trading hands this week in the NFL.

The way Smith played last season and the accuracy of his passes help the 49ers get as far as they did last season. The 49ers could have made it all the way to the Superbowl if their regular punt returner was able to play in the Giants game. I think it is lucky for the 49ers they were able to get a deal with Smith. With the Dolphins still in need of a quarterback and the Titans losing out to Denver in the Manning race, I am surprised they didn’t get Smith’s agent on the phone and make a deal.

Alex Smith was the guy last year in San Francisco. He played and started all 16 games in 2011 and threw for over 3,000 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was responsible for getting the Niners  into the NFC Championship game and the team was willing to let him walk. You would think Jesus Christ came back and was willing to play quarterback for the highest bidder the way teams wanted to grab Peyton Manning. I certainly hope how ever much money an undisclosed amount it Alex Smith got a great deal to remain in San Francisco. After going after Peyton Manning the team certainly could afford to pay Alex Smith something decent.

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