Will Alex Smith Prove the 49ers Did Well to Take Him Over Aaron Rodgers?

June 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Following an 8-8 performance in 2009, a Pro Bowl start by tight end Vernon Davis, the infusion of promising new talent in the 2010 draft, and now the approval of a brand-new stadium advertised as the premiere outdoor sports and entertainment venue on earth, excitement surrounding the San Francisco 49ers is sky high going into the 2010 season, for the first time in nearly a decade.
Perhaps the biggest question about the team going into the upcoming season is whether quarterback Alex Smith, a former No. 1 overall draftee, will able to build on his promising close to 2009 and effectively manage what could be a dynamic and punishing offense in 2010.

Much has been made of the first five years of Alex Smith's NFL career: first, that he has had five different offensive coordinators; and second, that he will finally break that trend in 2010.

I would argue that the second notion is in one way a little overrated. The buzz would have you believe that a boost in Smith's le...

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