Alex Smith isn't under contract with the 49ers for the 2012 season, but he figures to remain with the only NFL team he has ever played. " ... at this stage in the season, it seems unfathomable that Smith will be anywhere else in 2012 because of the mutual trust and loyalty that both sides have exhibited," writes Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Smith has started every game and taken every significant snap as the 49ers have clinched the NFC West with a 10-2 record. His passer rating is a career-best 94.9.