Coming off by far the best season of his seven-year career, all signs point toward Alex Smith remaining the 49ers' starting quarterback.
Alex Smith completed a 14-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis with nine seconds left, and resurgent San Francisco capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.
It appears 49ers QB Alex Smith has done more than enough this season to earn a new contract in the not-too-distant future.
Even though their next three games promise to be a lot more challenging than the lowly Rams, the Niners are shaping up as one of the league's worthiest playoff contenders.
2011 has been a series of misfortunes for fantasy owners of Texans WR Andre Johnson, who missed time with a hamstring injury and then lost his top two QBs to injury.
San Francisco's hot start is due in large part to the play of Justin, Alex and Aldon Smith.
After withstanding a furious last-ditch comeback effort by Eli Manning and the Giants Sunday, the 49ers are officially no longer under the national radar.
Last Sunday they played Improbable Bowl I at Ford Field in Detroit, and nothing was more improbable than that Alex Smith was in it, writes columnist Ron Borges.
Alex Smith threw for 126 yards and an interception in Jim Harbaugh's home debut, a 17-3 preseason victory by San Francisco over cross-bay rival Oakland.
The 49ers and QB Alex Smith agreed on a one-year deal Tuesday, reportedly worth $5 million.
While there does not appear to be anything close to an outright rift between Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree in Niners Nation, the potential for mixed messages continues.
The lockout is preventing NFL coaches from meeting with their players and talking with free agents. For one coach, even talking about free agents has been outlawed.
The more new 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh takes the time to talk about the team's tenuous QB situation, the more likely it seems that free agent Alex Smith will indeed re-sign and remain the starter.
49ers GM Trent Baalke reaffirmed Wednesday that the team would like to bring free agent Alex Smith back to compete for the starting QB job in 2011.
The 2005 No. 1 pick, QB Alex Smith, could get a chance to remain with the 49ers and battle for the starting quarterback spot.