Originally Posted by BossChief
He is requesting his release because he doesn't want to be a backup.
A team would have to want to trade for him as a starter...the 49ers wouldn't try to trade him to a team that wants to spend the top pick on a QB (or the 34th pick, even) and immediately create another controversy similar to the one Alex is trying to get out of.
Like the 49ers are going to accommodate that.
Alex is going to be free to shop his services, but there's no way the 49ers are cutting an asset.
He'll find a team that wants him, and then they'll work out compensation. He's not hitting the open market. They should flip the Jets a 2nd and Smith for Revis.