2011 NFL Playoffs: Aaron Rodgers Benefited Where Alex Smith Didn’t—Stability

January 29, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Go back to the 2005 NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers have been on the clock unofficially since the early part of December of 2004, and officially since January of 2005.
Prior to the draft, it was widely believed that the 49ers had narrowed their top pick to either junior quarterback Aaron Rodgers or Alex Smith. (I personally wanted the 49ers to draft Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards.)
There was even a report that the 49ers had agreed in principle to terms with Aaron Rodgers just in case contract talks didn't work with Alex Smith prior to the draft.
Rodgers was the feel-good story. The California kid who grew up a 49ers fan was thought to be the better of the two. Better arm, more accurate and better field vision, he was to many fans, the local favorite, after all, the last time the 49ers passed on a college quarterback who grew up a 49ers fans, he went on to win three Super Bowl titles. His name, Tom Brady.
Alex Smith on the other hand was probabl...

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