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02-15-2013, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post
What is the point of this? Does Smith have a no trade clause? Unless he gets released, none of it matters. And you should stop reading so much into Nix's comments.

Their best option is to upgrade the veteran starter (Smith over Fitzpatrick) and select a better QB prospect in a better draft class down the line. All of this year's QBs have major flaws and none of them are likely to have an impact this season.
When has Nix spoken to the media and said anything completely 180 from his intentions? He talked about adding a waterbug RB. He talked about strengthening the defense. He poo-pooed the 2012 DE class. Almost everything he says has some indication as to where the team is actually going.

Smith makes $8.5 million in 2013. Think that Smith doesn't have a say? Which team is taking that on? If SF wants to trade him to Jacksonville, all he has to do to block the deal is have his agent say he refused to restructure. No team is taking on that contract without thinking he's the starter. So, Smith can play into where he goes.

Geno Smith and Mike Glennon have elite tools but aren't ready to play in 2014... agree. So we shouldn't draft them? You've got a 2013 mindset on how to build the team.

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