As the 49er season came to a close, there is tremendous hope for the future. With Jim Harbaugh at the helm and with the best front defensive seven in football, the Niners will be stopping opponents for many years to come. Now, there is one major adjustment that needs to be made.
Although Alex Smith had for him what was an outstanding season, he is still a 4-cylinder engine trying to drive an 8-cylinder team. Alex showed great improvement and, although nowhere near the level of the top QBs like the Mannings, Brees, Rodgers, etc., he is a solid and dependable game manager.
The Colts will draft Andrew Luck and have no room for Peyton Manning. It's not a good idea for them to just cast Peyton loose and receive nothing in return.
The 49ers have two young QB studs waiting in the wings, Colin Kaepernick and Scott Tolzien.
THE SIMPLE SOLUTION
Trade Alex Smith to the Colts for Peyton Manning.
The Colts will have Smith to work with Luck and become a solid backup.
The Niners will have their QB capable of leading this team to the Super Bowl NOW.
Manning will be an excellent mentor for Kaepernick and Tolzien.
Jim Harbaugh had no choice due to the lockout but to go with Alex Smith. Knowing Alex's significant limitations as a thrower, and his slow decision making, he designed a dink and dunk offense and Alex flourished. But what about next season? I don't think either Harbaugh or the fans are satisfied with this inept offense. Here's a simple solution:
Indy is in a real quandary. They have the #1 pick (Andrew Luck) AND Peyton Manning who doesn't appear to be ready to retire anytime soon. The 49ers can trade Alex Smith to Indy, plus the Niners' #1 and #2 picks, for Indy's #1. It's a win-win situation.
Indy gets a solid performer who can back up Manning and fill in admirably when necessary, plus two high quality draft picks.
Harbaugh gets his man and the boredom on offense ends in the City by the Bay.
The one, the only 49ers Rap video from the video "Team of the Eighties". See Jerry Rice do the running man before he was 'Dancing with the Stars'. Very campy with a couple of touching moments like Jeff Fuller before his career ending injury.
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