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08:23 AM ET 04.17 | The 49ers have kicked the tires on just about every draft-eligible quarterback the past two months, all the while knowing the quarterback they really want is the one they've had all along. The team has a standing offer to former No. 1 overall draft pick Alex Smith waiting on the table for the current lockout to end, according to a league source who confirmed a Sacramento Bee report this week.

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April 17, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Just give the kid time to jell.

April 17, 2011  09:10 AM ET
April 17, 2011  09:18 AM ET

And after this story was posted, there was a collective sigh of disgust from San Francisco fans.

I guess you can just look at it this way: the division is weak, and you don't really need to win too many games to make the playoffs.

April 17, 2011  09:59 AM ET

Headline should read "Niners Want To Suck Again This Year".

April 17, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Headline should read "Niners Want To Suck Again This Year".

Well played...

April 17, 2011  10:30 AM ET

Wheres the picture of MR ED???

April 17, 2011  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just give the kid time to jell.

A maybe the same OC for more than a season at a time.

Smith might not be their answer at QB, but his coaching staff has been in flux for most of his time with the Niners. But still... at some point, natural ability has to rise above everything else, and he himself has been lacking in consistency in that department.

April 17, 2011  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

And after this story was posted, there was a collective sigh of disgust from San Francisco fans.

Too bad for them. First there's a slight glimmer of hope when Jim Harbaugh is hired, and then this.

April 17, 2011  10:51 AM ET

They seem to be committed to losing.

April 17, 2011  10:54 AM ET

It appears they're angling for the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Let Smith stink it up and get the first pick.

April 17, 2011  11:20 AM ET

This is going to piss off Cliff.

April 17, 2011  11:45 AM ET

Nooooooooo! Please Noooooooooo. I think I need to start rooting for a new team.

April 17, 2011  12:04 PM ET

new contract? i'm surprised but you could do worse for a back up once they give the new QB the job after the draft

April 17, 2011  01:10 PM ET

They're just getting ready to draft #1 next year so coach can be reunited with his college qb

April 17, 2011  02:06 PM ET

Hes not their top choice but bc of the lockout situation he might be the best option if they don't want to start a rookie. But it wont happen because even if they are offering a contract he's a free went and can sign win anyone he wants. Why would he want to go back to the niners? They've been as bad for him, as he has for them. They both need to move on and smith will go somewhere that he can be the starter for a few years, not the niners where he would only start for 1 season before getting replaced by a draft pick and dealing with the same problem he's had for 6 years- another new coach, oc, and system.

April 17, 2011  02:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Hes not their top choice but bc of the lockout situation he might be the best option if they don't want to start a rookie. But it wont happen because even if they are offering a contract he's a free went and can sign win anyone he wants. Why would he want to go back to the niners? They've been as bad for him, as he has for them. They both need to move on and smith will go somewhere that he can be the starter for a few years, not the niners where he would only start for 1 season before getting replaced by a draft pick and dealing with the same problem he's had for 6 years- another new coach, oc, and system.

I really hate the auto spell correct for my phone. Should say "free agent" and "sign with"

April 17, 2011  02:15 PM ET

Haubaugh is sticking with Smith so that the team can go 0-16, then he can draft his dream qb Luck next year...smith is a joke worst then tim couch period

April 17, 2011  02:34 PM ET
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Haubaugh is sticking with Smith so that the team can go 0-16, then he can draft his dream qb Luck next year...smith is a joke worst then tim couch period

was gonna say you could have put other QB's instead of Couch but the more I thought about it.....that was a BAD BAD BAD period.

April 17, 2011  03:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

And after this story was posted, there was a collective sigh of disgust from San Francisco fans.

What this team needs is to get rid of the Yorks & bring back Eddie DB.

 
April 17, 2011  03:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Haubaugh is sticking with Smith so that the team can go 0-16, then he can draft his dream qb Luck next year...smith is a joke worst then tim couch period

With the Niners' luck, they'll get the first pick & Luck will suffer some sort of career-ending injury.

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