Alex Smith never had much of a shot


"I asked a defensive coordinator about Smith over the summer. He thought Smith would need a full season with good pass protection to become a confident player again. No team is realistically going to give that chance to Smith anytime soon. His best bet would be to get healthy and sign as a backup somehwere without expectations. His former coordinator, Norv Turner, seemed to like Smith and work well with him. Smith is from California, so a fit with the Chargers seems natural at some point, at least on the surface."