Report: Cardinals exploring a trade for Alex Smith

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals are exploring the possibility of trading for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.

It’s unknown how serious the Cardinals are about trading for a quarterback for the second time in less than two years. But they are intrigued by Smith’s experience, intelligence and talents, according to the source. They believe much of his struggles early in his career can be attributed to changes in coaches and offensive systems.

The Cardinals are looking into all options to improve production at the position. That includes bringing back Kevin Kolb at a reduced salary. It’s unknown if those discussions have started. They also are likely to draft a quarterback in the first three rounds.

It would be a surprise if the 49ers trade Smith to the Cardinals since both teams play in the NFC West.  I’m sure if Arizona made an offer that San Francisco couldn’t refuse, they could pull off the move.