Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers: Why This Dysfunctional Marriage Must End

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Alex Smith must be a real enigma to the San Francisco 49ers.

Seemingly since the day he was drafted, the fans have been almost unanimously against him. Many were bewildered with the delusion that Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers would have been a much better pick, and have always held Smith to an unattainable standard.

With every mounting disappointing season, Smith has seemed to become even less ingratiated to the fan base. Things got so bad in the midst of a tumultuous 2010 season that fans began booing Smith as he took the field, rather than just after his inevitable mistakes.

Now, however, when the 49ers have a real chance for a true fresh start—with a new coach, a revamped offense, and a complement of solid options (see here and here) to replace their former No. 1 overall pick—a growing number of fans are suddenly lobbying for keeping Smith around.

Part of this can likely be attributed to new head coach Jim Harbaugh's recent comments pr...

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