Dec 9, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws the ball before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Smith, the Buffalo Bills, and the Domino Effect


Alex Smith, the forgotten man in San Francisco, will likely be playing elsewhere next season.

That team may be the Buffalo Bills, reports the NFL Network. Buffalo is interviewing numerous coaches for their vacation head coaching position, among them Ken Wisenhunt and Lovie Smith.

The Bills could ditch most of current quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s six-year, $59 million contract that he signed last year in favor a new quarterback like Smith.

Also, pure logic speculates that Smith may follow in the footsteps of offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who should be in the consideration for head coaching vacancies around the NFL. Roman, in turn, may go wherever Tom Gamble, the 49ers’ director of player personnel, lands a job as GM. Gamble has interviewed for the GM position with the Jaguars, and will do the same with the Jets and Chargers, reports indicate.

So, in a confusing but interesting domino effect, the fate of Smith’s future may be in the hands of Gamble.

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