According to a report by Mike Florio from Pro Football Talks, Smith is expected to request his release from SF 49ers. Why in the world would he want to leave the team that is days away from SuperBowl? Well there are a few potential reasons:
Alex Smith Wants to Leave the 49ers
Perhaps the former star quarterback is bitter about being benched midseason and replaced by Colin Kaepernick despite his victories that led the Niners close to the Superbowl last year with a 6-2-1 record & his outstanding 70% of passes completed.