Smith: The plan all along was for me to be back with 49ers
Smith told members of the media that he loves playing for Jim Harbaugh and is looking forward to having an offseason with him.
Got Alex Smith here. And welcoming welcoming him back and guys wanted to go and fire away. Course. Our -- emotions like right now for you having put this thing to bed. You know I obviously yeah happy I'm glad that is that. That is just finally done you know Bermuda was. You know the plan all along -- deceit and ended it wanted to be back here and go to die down a little bit but glad it's over got it done better get back to work. We talked to Harbaugh yesterday you said that things there. Exactly the same between you and hand. What what you're answered that question where have things been in between you went -- the 49ers you win in Jim Harbaugh. -- -- -- -- that all you been in and getting better you know that being from day one when the medical -- causes you know it's been up front. And -- has been honest with me. And it continues he got -- entire process and yes welcome to develop players -- and so no question and not been there just. Not be looking forward to have an upbeat with them. And I only knew in their pursuit of Peyton Manning there -- what the organization and I'll probably he -- part of their pursuit of Peyton Manning. They -- yes. I you know Trent who won the formula two and this was happening. They were gonna look into that. So. You know lose it was. You know little unexpected you know but videos is pretty seeing -- -- -- -- and those things happen. Where you're -- ended by the -- that by the fact that they would fly across country in and take a look at him not offended at all I guess in fact that. I would relish the opportunity to compete for the start -- that double -- being so you knew before hand that they were flying up there and open up. You know as far as -- -- go to get not sure it was right there along with it. You know. Right there when he first started to look into that the but look at him. They came over and and that that would mean until about a evil dead. Like that you would relish the opportunity and it's -- to compete against him. We're the 49ers telling you that it it Peyton Manning -- forty. And back to the team as well. Well you know he has the contract is up to the whole time and not that my precedent it set a better question for -- intricate but that doesn't go my understanding. You know I I feel like. -- job. Like I earned it and earned the right to compete split and I've always welcomed competition. And. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Little bit of that frustration came from I get entire process of just working to contract. It just finally getting it done it was it was a long process longer than most that I've been a part of as far as that you know this is my fourth contract now is that. With the niners. Obviously I was anticipating it moving along quicker and it and it didn't doubt that came from the frustrating part nothing. Now it says that the. Are you happy with I mean you kinda contract they're gonna go slower because you were part of the looking for. Along with commitment from the point. You're the commitment -- nothing to do that never been an issue for me. What what did you bring you out why didn't he sign it when -- Well. They issues came. More from the structure any than anything you know really the money wasn't an issue. -- -- -- you guys that know me -- have a -- and I'm not. On the money greater security but I'm not a guy that the budget classic cars and tied it. You know other than taking care of my family is not something that that is all I. And you know really just a matter of working out the structure of the contract. -- to get it that way you know we felt good about it but we didn't structure. Atlantic ten met pat. Yet you don't you don't know get a question in this summer's language ability to these contracts. Different things in there I guess you know that's why don't do -- myself but -- -- have an agent but does that. You know and and he just felt Prague and and they should all up so. You know just a matter of -- it -- you want it. Let it sure -- now you're Asian amateur. Altered in the last couple days. It has been all three all along you know there's this whole process of give and take. Back and -- you know between. You know myself my it and end it and and the niners in you know just trying to meet on middle ground you know that that the prospect all along that you move along. You know and and finally just getting it to where both sides are happy. Both sides the bit about. Alex will be back to Miami low -- -- what were your emotions -- first trip of free agency euphoria. You know I'd I'd never been to Miami Beach and not a good way to go see it. Alex put it whether the importance. Tricky because Tom Condon representing you have Peyton I do it without time. Our -- okay I don't doubt that has never been an issue for me I have about -- threatened some united great relationship. I don't know that report came from cutting yeah I think got a lot of people make sense just because. He didn't you represent both of -- but. No I I've been having issues with that at all. That's how closely until. I thought seriously -- All the discussions with the ball since when you're there on the map towards. You know you know. -- series at that time bit. At citizens for a minute this was the plan all along that this is where I wanted to be. This was probably the goal for me you know to be good to get back here and to get it done. So. You know kind but it is pretty easy -- -- and you know went down there but bit -- -- said the plan all along with me Beckett. Alex to get mild and Manningham -- you're receiving corps. How about shaping up keeping it that pretty exciting. Yeah I'm excited about it you know did the inability Davis is what happens in you know you never gonna be the same team to use in a row and and you know -- can be traded and now -- a year now and this is part of the deal announced yet. This year is kind of receiving corps of little bit and excited for those two additions. And really started to decided to put to work in the put the time and and not be considered to -- -- what we did last year and get better -- You know really. Certainly -- -- and and need to meet your putter so what intrigues you most about about having -- -- out. I mean -- and not he's he's got the tools that it has. Totally and you beat itself. I mean when your last name Thomas and become a burden that you got mosque. But -- it would -- as the receivers say. I meet in a special player I think we've all seen what he's done over the years. And look forward to -- don't vote.