NFL Free Agents 2012: Alex Smith Negotiating With Miami Dolphins, According To Report

Alex Smith seemed to be secure in his spot as San Francisco 49ers quarterback. Well, at least until Peyton Manning became available. Now the 49ers seem to be very much in the running for landing him, which could mean the end of a tumultuous seven year campaign

The Miami Dolphins want a quarterback, and they really wanted Peyton Manning, but now it's likely they might have to settle. With Matt Flynn going to Seattle and Manning looking at all of his options, Smith might become the best possible player available. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.

In a seemingly sudden and stunning development, free-agent quarterback Alex Smith is in negotiations with the Miami Dolphins, according to an NFL source.

Smith led the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC championship game last season and although he was a free agent, the assumption through most of the offseason what that he would return.

If Smith ends up with Miami, it would be a pretty shocking turn of events for a quarterback that seemed committed to his team and had a pretty good contract deal in place from San Francisco. It also means the Dolphins don't seem as confident as they were at the beginning of this process to land Manning. Who knows what'll happen now.

To talk about Smith with 49ers fans, go to Niners Nation. To discuss Smith with Dolphins fans, head to the Phinsider.

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