Quarterback Matt Flynn has agreed to a contract with the Seahawks, the team announced Sunday. It’s a three-year, $26 million deal that includes $10 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.Flynn visited with Seattle last week before traveling to Miami to meet with the Dolphins. Read More
Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers may not be handed the hardware they really wanted this weekend, but it’s very likely they will walk away with at least one award during the NFL honors show on Saturday.
“I’ve said so often how proud I was of this team. I thought they played their hearts out,” Harbaugh said after the season. “I thought we were a well-coached team. Be very proud of our guys.” Read More
The NFC Championship Game clearly defined the 49ers’ big need for next season: Wide receivers, wide receivers and, yes, wide receivers. Whether it’s through the draft or free agency, or both, they simply must upgrade at that position. Read More
Ike’s Place — the famous sandwich shop in the Castro neighborhood — has Alex Smith-, Jim Harbaugh- and 49ers-themed sandwiches, but they are all outsold by the Eli Manning.
The restaurant’s assistant manager, Eriq Martin, insists that’s only because it’s the one sandwich “officially” on the menu. Read More
Now it’s not an issue of redemption. Alex Smith has made it through the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, made it past the New Orleans Saints. Now it’s not a matter of words, of arguing his worth.
Now it’s getting to the Super Bowl. Read More
Now that 49ers fans have recovered from Alex Smith’s stirring final act against the New Orleans Saints, which turned an eerily quiet Candlestick Park crowd into a bedlam of unexpected elation, the bigger story can be told. Read More
There is no perspective like the one that is learned first hand. And it was probably that perspective that coach Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback who came a hair short of playing in a Super Bowl, relied on when describing his team. Read More
The first thing the 49ers should do in the offseason is re-sign Alex Smith to a multiyear contract.
I’m sure Alex will be willing. He’s had two chances to leave the Niners, but has returned each time. The first time was after the 2008 season, when then general manager Scot McCloughan said he’d either have to accept a restructured contract, at a lower salary, or leave as a free agent. He stayed. Read More
Think he managed that one well enough? You want to compare Alex Smith to Joe Montana or Steve Young? Well compare away. Alex is the new miracle worker by the Bay. What he managed to do on Saturday at the ’Stick was turn logic and inevitability upside down.This was one for the ages, and for the Niners. This one was redemption for Alex Smith — the quarterback who was the first-overall pick in 2005 NFL draft, but then turned into a tragic figure instead of a hero. Read More
After years of torment from fans and a steady stream of critics lining up to question his every move, Alex Smith finally got his chance to shine on the NFL’s big stage.
And boy did he deliver.
Smith engineered two fourth-quarter touchdown drives, including finding Vernon Davis for a 9-yard touchdown with nine seconds left to vault the 49ers to a riveting 36-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints in a wild back-and-forth NFC divisional playoff matchup at Candlestick Park. Read More