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Take five: 5 takeaways of the "Alex Smith saga"



1.The dollar value of playing in the post-season, "and beyond". Is eight million a year really all that much to money to Jed York, in the big picture we call "49er world". What do you think the 49ers organization made (dollar wise per say) in their two post-season playoff games? Just to say "thank you" for all your efforts, and to "grease the pot", please, throw Alex a few million dollars for a signing bonus. Also, when comparing worth and value of Alex - are we comparing Smith's value to a Quarterback who has only started two NFL games in his career...or is his value more in line with - Mark Sanchez , who's new contract is reportedly worth 58.25 million over five years with $20.5 guaranteed. The thing is, if they don't like Alex after another year or two they can still toss him aside, or trade him or start almighty CK. In the end, with the guaranteed money offered - Jed York would probably only be-out a total of 10 million dollars.

2. Win-Win. I keep hearing how Alex is running out of options...is He? Maybe so. But despite signing a new Quarterback, I still haven't heard that the Dolphins have taken back their offer on the table. Maybe it's the forty-niners who might be the one's feeling the squeeze a little. When I hear stories mentioning the 49ers and Tim Tebow in the same breath, I start to wonder. This signing is a no-brainer. A win for Alex - A win for the Niners. Agree already!

3.Most Valuable Player. I'll put it out there for consideration. "Alex Smith is the 49ers most valuable player on offense." There you go, I dared say it, I'm, on the record. If you don't believe it then tell me - going into the game against the Saints...which one player would you have least wanted to see injured and out for the game after the first snap of the ball? And please don't tell me "Gore"

4.The "team leader" What you say? Alex Smith, the 49er's leader? David Akers thinks so and I bet so do a lot of other Niner players. Just yesterday in the Buffalo Press, Akers was Quoted saying. David Akers, quoted saying "he's our guy". Of course this comes from a kicker. Yes, it's true, Alex is to the 49ers what William Wallace from Braveheart was to his Scottish army when they "sacked York". One more pop quiz - Who was the individual nearly just a month ago, spoke from his lips and said? "He's our guy, and the thing I love about Alex is he's a real great player and real smart guy and a great leader," He's also got a chip on his shoulder that you don't notice very often because of his nature. Tough rough competitor, he's our leader and he's a 49er"...yes, you guessed it - it was our loyal Coach Jim Harbaugh...who just a few days ago, went out in secret, the dead of the night - to meet with King Longshanks of ...O, forget it. Go see the movie if you don't understand what I'm trying to explain.

5. A "plea" to all fans that post on a message board. Please show a little more intelligence. For instance, when you're post to the message board reads "whats Alex thinking, the dummy, turning down 8 million dollars. Give me the pen, I'd sign in an instant for that kind of money." To this idiotic response - I suggest, "of course you most certainly would"!! That's because as of right now, at this point in life, you are probably living in you're Mother's basement, and no disrespect to you, but you are also probably working part-time for a company that vaccums all matter of filfth from the bottom of those green port-a-potty-toilets you see outside of rock concerts. Then again, maybe not and you have a pretty good job in this economy.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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