According to The Arizona Republic, there are decision-makers within the Cardinals' organization who are high on Smith. While Smith could "make a beeline to Arizona" if released, Republic beat writer Kent Somers doubts the Cardinals will actively pursue a trade. Perhaps the Kevin Kolb debacle left a bad taste in the organization's mouth.
Assuming Cardinals general manager Steve Keim makes the best offer, there shouldn't be a hangup. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman designed a scheme that took advantage of Smith's strengths. It doesn't take a leap of faith to believe Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio also could design a game plan to exploit Smith's weaknesses.Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.