Alex Smith and David Carr Compete for 49ers’ Quarterback Position

March 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New San Francisco 49ers quarterback David Carr is only 30 years old, making him five years older than Alex Smith, but really, they're almost the same guy.
They were both chosen No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. They've both got strong arms, but lack pinpoint control and field vision at times. Smith can do more with his feet and can move better, but Carr's experience makes him more comfortable moving around in the pocket.
They're also both on the list of "Biggest Draft Busts Of All-Time."
However, they can both still play themselves off of it.
I was really pleased when Smith won the starting job back in 2010.
He's gotten a raw deal, that admittedly made him wealthy, since the 49ers drafted him. He came out of Utah's spread offense and Niners' head coach Mike Nolan immediately announced that Smith would have to learn to take snaps under center. Not only did he have to learn to read NFL defenses, he had to learn to read them taking a 3- or 5-step drop.
Then, th...

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