Time for 49ers to act quickly with Alex Smith

It’s time for the San Francisco 49ers to patch things up with Alex Smith.

Quickly.

Peyton Manning is heading to the Denver Broncos, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. That means the 49ers need to come up with a contract that works for Smith now or risk potentially losing him to the Miami Dolphins.

Smith visited Miami over the weekend after news spread that the 49ers had traveled to see Manning work out last week. If the Niners cannot lure Smith back, their options could be Colin Kaepernick, the club’s second-round draft pick last year.

The 49ers had offered Smith a contract previously but now he’s hanging in the balance and coming off an NFC West division title, the club probably doesn’t want to start anew with a newcomer not named Manning.

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