So, maybe not? According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers have not agreed upon a deal to trade Alex Smith. So what exactly is going on here? Barrows does have a possible explanation in the following tweet. It’s all about leverage, people.
With the caveat that everyone fibs at this time of the year: I’m told the #49ers do not have a trade deal in place for Alex Smith.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) February 25, 2013