The Alex Smith rumor mill continues to turn and this time we have yet another confirmation that a trade for the 49ers QB is on the way.
Pro Football Talk is reporting, via a source, that an Alex Smith trade likely, quoting their source as saying that there is “little doubt” that the deal will get done.
This falls in line with what we heard yesterday from Jason La Canfora. La Canfora’s report was called in to question earlier today by Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Barrows is claiming that a source told him that there is no trade deal in place and that the 49ers are still shopping Smith.
While the PFT report doesn’t confirm there is indeed a deal already done, it does help ease some of the concerns that NFL teams interested in trading for Smith will refuse to to a deal, thus forcing San Francisco’s hand. If the 49ers are unable to deal Smith, they would likely cut him to avoid paying him some guaranteed money.
While there may be some teams employing that strategy, QB is such an important position that some team will likely want to do a trade so they can ensure they get their man. After all, there are no guarantees if Smith becomes an unrestricted free agent.