Alex Smith knows he is entering his final days as a San Francisco 49er.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that Smith will not be a member of the team next year. The 49ers will try to trade him, but will cut him early out of respect to Smith if nothing happens quickly.
The news of Smith's eventual departure is not a huge shock, but it's very notable the team would be amenable to possibly cutting Smith. Rapoport notes that the 49ers have a strong relationship with Smith and his agent Tom Condon. They believe he's earned the right to pick a team and be treated right.
So what teams are interested in Alex Smith?
So far: The Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. The New York Jets have not shown interest yet. (Of course, any official contact would be against league rules at this stage.)