Alex Smith Is Agitated by Harbaugh’s Decision and More NFC West News

November 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the first time since his benching, quarterback Alex Smith spoke to the media on Thursday. It was clear that disappointment and defeat had taken over Smith's mood. When No. 11 was asked if he regrets telling team officials about his blurred vision, here's what he had to say: “No, I’m not looking back on that."
Even though he is disappointed over being benched, he knows that he needs to start preparing for his next opportunity on the field. That next opportunity could come in relief of Colin Kaepernick if he gets hurt, or next season with a different team.
Smith's salary for next season is only guaranteed if he is on the 49ers' roster April 1. And by the look of things, that won't be happening. He is owed $7.5 million in base salary and another million in bonus money. 
For any player in his position, it would be a tough pill to swallow. When Smith says he hadn't done anything to lose his job, he's got a very valid point:
“It stings the most ...

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