Add another potential quarterback candidate to the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback competition, as Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports San Francisco free agent quarterback Alex Smith intends to visit Seattle this week after his trip to Miami.
The Seahawks have not confirmed Smith’s visit.
Smith is waiting to see what happens with San Francisco in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. The Niners are one of three teams Manning will decide on by Monday or Tuesday, along with Tennessee and Denver.
But Barrows reports that Smith is upset with the way things have turned out in San Francisco, and might not necessarily want to return there if Manning lands elsewhere.
And he might like the possibility of playing against San Francisco twice a year.
The Seahawks were seriously interested in Smith last year before landing on Tarvaris Jackson in free agency. Head coach Pete Carroll called Smith a difference maker in the Niners’ 19-17 win over Seattle at CenturyLink Field in the team’s last home game of the year of 2011.
Barrows: Smith, according to sources, is upset at the 49ers, perhaps not because the monetary offer they made him - reportedly $24 million over three years - but because of the job security it provides. Smith felt the 49ers made a commitment to him as their future starter that was not reflected in the contract offer.