Please help me here. In the offseason the Niners braintrust took a look at Peyton Manning and either were or were not interested in signing him. Alex Smith was a free agent and met with Miami. Did Miami ever make him a solid contract offer? I’m not sure. I don’t believe anyone else did. So, Smith, an alleged elite QB, either got one or no offers before he scurried back to the Niners after Manning signed with Denver — not that the Niners ever were interested in Manning.