Mike Klis of the Denver Post is reporting that Alex Smith is trying to work out a deal with the Dolphins. Smith wants around $8 mill per year. The Dolphins wouldn't guarantee $10 mill over 2 years for Matt Flynn I find it hard to believe they will give $8 mill for 1 year to Alex Smith. But the fan back-lash in the social media world and the "laughing stock of the league" comments on ESPN, SIRIUS NFL RADIO, and other national media outlets might force Miami's hand to stop the bleeding at this point.
If the Dolphins fail to land Alex Smith, their options are very limited. Trade a bunch of picks to move up to take a converted WR with only 19 starts in Ryann Tannehill. Hope Brandon Weeden is on the board in Round 2 when Miami picks. Sign an old, injured, and not very effective in recent years David Gararrd, wait for Manning to pick a team and if its Denver or Tenessee grab Tim Tebow or a very old Matt Hasselbeck, and last but not least complete the job the Dolphins were half way home to doing this past year, tank and grab a can't-miss prospect in Matt Barkley #1 overall in next years draft.