The future looks bright in San Francisco as Colin Kaepernick has secured his position under center, but where does this leave Alex Smith? Expected to earn $8 million in 2013, Mike Florio says it makes no sense for the 49ers to invest that much money in a player that will ride the pine all season. With Kaepernick entrenched as the starter, Florio recommends the Niners cut ties with their former starter and use that money to gather depth at different positions of need.
Doug Farrar is the editor of Shutdown Corner, Yahoo! Sports’ NFL blog.