The Smith trade’s bad for the Niners because they now have no veteran backup QB and at a time when they’re starting a QB, Colin Kaepernick, who’s more prone to injury that others because of the Pistol Offense, which calls for him to run.
Who will back up Colin Kaepernick? Who’s the proven veteran? Sometimes, just because a quarterback wants to be traded doesn’t mean he has to be; competition’s good for the team.
This blogger’s certain the move’s a bad one, but it does have one saving grace: the 49ers get a good draft pick to go with the others they’ve stockpiled.