San Francisco 49ers: Is It a Make or Break Season for Alex Smith?

May 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Yesterday, the Oakland Raiders officially released QB JaMarcus Russell just three years after drafting him with the No. 1 overall selection.
His time there was an utter disaster as he posted a dismal 65.2 passer rating and only won seven games as a starter. He is arguably considered the greatest draft bust of all time along with Ryan Leaf, a name no quarterback wishes to be in conversation with.
Just across the bay, the San Francisco 49ers, have a bit of a quarterback dilemma themselves. In 2005, the team spent their No. 1 overall pick on QB Alex Smith.
While Russell’s release isn’t exactly shocking news to anyone, Smith should take it in as a very bold message. It just goes to prove that front offices, even as stubborn as Al Davis’ Raiders, won’t shy away from making the wise decision, even if it means swallowing their dignity and admitting their blunders.
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