It sounds like the reason the 49ers decided to exercise Aldon Smith’s fifth-year option is because of a recent meeting between Smith and general manager Trent Baalke.
2 days ago, Aldon Smith & #49ers GM Trent Baalke had a very real, intense conversation about his future. Smith’s response keyed this move
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 2, 2014
You have to imagine that this is it. One slip up and Smith is done in San Francisco.