So Kansas City gave the 49ers a 2nd round pick (basically a first) and some conditional mid round pick for benched QB Alex Smith.
What a dumb play by Andy Reid and the Chiefs, Yes, Matt Cassel is awful, but is Alex Smith the answer for anything? I love how people dismiss Alex Smith's shitty career over one good play off game and a couple games this year. Newsflash, Alex Smith still sucks and will continue to suck in Kansas City. I would much rather take a shot at drafting potentially Geno Smith, EJ Manuel, Tyler Wilson, Nassib, etc than be stuck with a "game manager" for my franchise quarterback.
The injury ended his career in SF, but the truth is, John Harbaugh benched him because he knew Alex Smith can only bring you so far. Kaepernick was clearly the better QB and every one knew that.
To Alex's credit, he handled that whole situation extremely gracefully, but being a nice guy doesn't win you Superbowls, see: Roethlisberger, Ben.
My prediction now is that SF will make a big push to get Derrell Revis, they have 14 picks this year and a ton of cap room since everyone on the team is still pretty young. If the 49ers add Revis, their defense will be scary good.
Next is the Brady Extension
Tom Brady signed a really team friendly deal that will guarantee him around 14ish million dollars a year which is clearly below market value.
I think this is awesome on Brady's part, although I am sure we will hear some back door deals in the up coming year. It's cool that he did this because now the Pats can lock up Welker for 3 years(which I'm sure was a pre negotiated thing when he took this deal)and maybe a Mike Wallace. The best thing about this is that this will make Joe Flacco look like such an asshole during his negotiations with Baltimore. With Brady and with Ben negotiating his contract where he will make minimum salary this year, this will just all make fans turn on Flacco. Flacco won a SB, big deal, he still sucks.