Nope. They were going to have to jettison mac and his salary next year along with alex. Doing it as a post June 1 cut this year means they have cap relief now and cap flexibility next year when they cut alex.
It makes sense. Alex is not going to win the Superbowl this year with Godzilla at wr, so look to the future.
I trust Dorsey. Don't like this move but Dorsey knows what he's doing.
If they couldn't win the Super Bowl with Smith, they'd cut Smith.
And sign Kaepernick on the cheap to take his place. Because he's a "starting quarterback" in the NFL, if what matters to you is words and not action.