I really believe Smith is a better QB than some are giving credit for. The guy doesn't have a WR worth a damn to throw to. Give this guy some receiving help and we'll be ok. Devante Parker and Demariyus Thomas are on the trade block. I have heard Golden Tate's name tossed around, too.
BTW, IIUC, The $71 million is only guaranteed for injury.
Better receivers than what Cousins was working with and he never had issues getting the ball down the field or using our best offensive player (Reed - when was actually out there).
We did not "can" Cousins. Cousins "canned" us. Huge difference. Biggest myth on this board.
Matter of perspective. We canned him in 2015 & 16. He canned us in 17. In the end the feeling was mutual.
Keen to see who we move on to next because it sure ain't Alex Smith. AS will end up being the most expensive backup. I think we'll be in the QB draft sweep stakes next year if both Allen and Gruden are fired. If Allen stays he will once again protect his mistake by insisting the new coach use AS I'm sure. Wont be a good look getting a first rounder next year only one year removed from trading for AS.