Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Rumor of the Day -- Alex Smith: Yay or Nay?

UPDATE: Smith's been traded to Kansas City.

Stop us if you've heard this one before -- there's a rumor involving a quarterback and the Arizona Cardinals.

The last 48 hours were devoted to a rumor about the Cardinals being interested in drafting USC quarterback Matt Barkley, but the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers has a new rumor -- a trade for the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith.

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Somers cites an "NFL source" who says the Cardinals are "exploring the possibility" of trading for Smith -- whatever any of that actually means.

As NFL fans may recall, Smith was benched this season in favor of Colin Kaepernick, who wasn't that much of an improvement, in the grand scheme of things.

Smith had just led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game the year prior, and a pair of punt-return fumbles by former ASU wide receiver Kyle Williams were the only things that kept the Niners from the Super Bowl, if you remember that game.

You've probably seen Smith play, if you've watch the Cardinals play the 49ers over the past few years, or -- if you fire up the way-back machine -- college football fans may remember Smith played quarterback for Utah, which landed at Sun Devil Stadium to light up Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl in '05.

So, while remembering that the Cardinals still have Kevin Kolb, would you want Smith as the Cardinals' quarterback?

Cast your vote below:

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