Originally Posted by htismaqe
The thing is, you're omitting a 3rd, and really most probable, outcome.
Alex Smith is a STARTER, he's not a backup. If he's going to come here, he's going to START.
You're right, he's not Brees or Brady. He's QB purgatory.
Well hes a starter if he hits FA, and then like Toooge pointed out, thats not necesarily gauranteed. If hes traded, he is whatever the team says he is.