Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reported today that it’s very unlikely the 49ers will pick up Aldon Smith’s 2015 option. This means 2014 will be his final season under contract with the Niners.
Practically, the 49ers have a May 3 deadline to pick up Smith’s $9.75M option for 2015 and I’m told that they are very unlikely to do that.
The 49ers can win without Smith. They need to start looking for his replacement now.