Alex Smith: Deal in the Works? Staff

Update: Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee confirms that the 49ers are talking to other teams about a trade for Smith.

Recommendation: While other reports have implied that the 49ers may have a trade that is effectively in the bag, Barrows suggests that the team currently does not have a deal in place. Either way, no trade can be finalized until the league year begins March 12. The bottom line, though, is that Smith is being shopped, with the QB-challenged Chiefs most often suggested as the best fit for him.