It was tweeted by the NFL networks that “The @49ers and QB Alex Smith agree to terms on a new contract”
Later on news came in regarding the contract and it has been rumored that Alex Smith’s new papers will include a three-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers and the former No. 1 overall pick player will be roughly receiving around $8 Million per year.
The fact of the matter is that the San Francisco 49ers had no one else to turn to after Peyton Manning signed with the Denver Broncos and Alex Smith did not have many options left either after Miami made a deal with David Garrard.
Alex Smith has been with the San Francisco 49ers since being selected by the team as the 2005 Draft’s No. 1 overall pick and was considered to be a player ahead of Roddy White, Shawne Merriman and Aaron
Alex Smith had to struggle in the league for some time before he exploded last season and made a personal career record by making 61.3% completion percentage and getting a quarterback rating of 90.7%
It is also a matter of record that it was clearly Alex Smith’s performances on the football field that resulted in the team’s first division title win since the 2002 season.
Jim Harbaugh, the head coach has always been an adamant supporter of Alex Smith ever since he took the reins last year.
The head coach liked what he saw in Alex Smith and worked with him constantly before the season and made sure that the San Francisco 49ers resign him.
The two worked together to find an offensive scheme that would highlight Smith's talents, while minimizing the complex language and schemes that gave him problems for the first five years of his career.
Ever since the San Francisco 49ers lost the NFC Championship game to the New York Giants, the fans had been crying for an additional wide receiver that could help Alex Smith on the football field.
This resulted in Mario Manningham and Randy Moss being added to the team from the free agency.
Right now Alex Smith has a fantastic relationship with Harbaugh the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and is trying to put the entire Peyton Manning dilemma behind him with training harder than ever for the September games.