Alex Smith Nearing New 3-Year Deal With 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith said reports of his demand for a five-year contract are “completely false,” and that he’s happy with the three-year deal offered by the 49ers.

Smith told CBS 5’s Kim Coyle Sunday his agent and the 49ers were working out the details and he expects to sign a new contract with San Francisco.

“It’s going,” Smith said. “They know I want to be back. I think they want me back. It’s just a matter of working out the details…I’m just waiting for it to get done.

Coyle said her conversation with Smith gave her the impression that the quarterback could sign a deal before hitting the free agent market Tuesday. Smith said San Francisco is his home and he is looking forward to playing here for a long time.

2011 was easily Smith’s most successful pro season, as the team complied a  13-3 record, won NFC West title, and hosted the NFC Championship Game.

Head Coach Jim Harbaugh has said he wants Smith back for 2012, even though the team selected quarterback-of-the-future Colin Kaepernick in the second round of the 2011 draft. Smith finished the season with 3,144 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, 5 interceptions.

CBS 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell hosts “Gameday” every Sunday night at 11:30pm on CBS 5 and offers his unique sports analysis here.

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  1. S says:

    Alex Smith is alright, but he lacks the deeper tools for the game. I dont think he is a good choice to sign long term.

    1. Foggy Daze says:

      I agree ,he hasn’t really produced and should not be rated on just last years performance..let him go ,move on,,,several positions need some youth injected .

      1. jeromy says:

        I agree also, & if Peyton lands in our division it will not be a walkaway for us like last year, hopefully CK will really practice hard & take the job

  2. Yo Alex says:

    Alex Smith in terms of football is done. He had a “good” year. He will get hit hard early, and that will be his career.

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