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The path to becoming an NFL quarterback was rough for Alex Smith. It wasn’t set in stone from the beginning for him as much of his friends and family tried to lead him in different directions.His father though he’d be great for distance running and his friends thought he’d become a professor. Alex was smart from the start but he was not the most athletic person.Smith played for years with different coach after different coach, and when he finally got a coach who seemed to believe in him and helped him get better, he was betrayed.Smith went down with an injury last year and was eventually replaced by his backup, Colin Kaepernick. Alex rode the bench as the 49ers rallied behind their new leader behind center.Smith, now in Kansas City, has a great head coach once again. The quarterback guru, Andy Reid, will shape Smith into the great quarterback that he has the potential to be. Smith is an extremely smart quarterback, he manages the game well and he makes smart throws and calls. It’s h...
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