NFL Rumors: Arizona Cardinals Interested in QB Alex Smith?

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If there was anything to take away from the 2012 season from the Arizona Cardinals, it’s they desperately need help at the quarterback position as they ranked 28th in the league when it came to passing yards per game. Clearly, Kevin Kolb is far from the answer at quarterback, considering he’s appeared in just 15 games over the last two seasons. One quarterback they should strongly consider acquiring happens to be in the NFC West: Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL rumors are beginning to heat up again about Arizona looking at the possibility of landing Smith for the 2013 season and there’s no question that this would be an upgrade for the team at quarterback. It’s no secret that the only reason why Smith lost the starting job in San Francisco to Colin Kaepernick in the first place in the middle of the season was because of a concussion and there were times when he looked like one of the top quarterbacks in the league.

With this in mind, why wouldn’t the Cardinals be interested in landing a quarterback like Smith?

Arizona already has one of the top wide receivers in the game with Larry Fitzgerald and the addition of Smith could help him return to the dominant level after struggling for most of the 2012 season. Smith has proven to be effective as a starter over the last couple of seasons and the team has made it clear that Kaepernick is the team’s quarterback now.

They may not want to trade him within the division, but it should be interesting to see what sort of deal the Cardinals would put together if they did end up going for Smith.

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