Alex Smith Will Be a Pro-Bowler in 2010

May 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2005, the 49ers were charged with the task of drafting their QB of the future. The two elite prospects under consideration at that time were Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers. As we all know, the 49ers went with Smith.
Smith and Rodgers clearly have gone two entirely different directions to this point in their respective careers. Rodgers watched from the sidelines, as Brett Favre engineered the Packers for three seasons, then was handed the reins of their high powered offense in 2008. Smith, on the other hand, was thrust into the starting lineup in Week 5 of his rookie year.
Aaron Rodgers inherited a thirteen win Packers team that was fresh off a trip to the NFC Championship. Alex Smith inherited a two win team that was fresh off the worst record in the NFL.
Since 2005, Smith has dealt with a severe right shoulder injury, has had five different offensive coordinators in his first five seasons, has played behind one of the weaker offensive lines in the NFL, and has played ...

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