Found November 22, 2012 on Football Nation:
If you pay any attention to the NFL, you know that Alex Smith has had an interesting career to say the least. The former first overall draft pick from the 2005 draft out of Utah had a pretty bum-like start to his career for the first six years, only to blossom in 2011 under the tutelage of newly-appointed head coach Jim Harbaugh. Smith had his best year statistically, throwing for 3,100 yards along with 17 touchdowns and only five interceptions.The big question coming into 2012 was if Smith was a one-year wonder, or if there was substance behind this marvelous turnaround. The year started off well for San Francisco, as they have tallied a 7-2-1 record through ten weeks of the season. The most recent win for the 49ers however, came from the second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In a Monday night domination of the Chicago Bears, Kaepernick threw for 243 yards two touchdowns and zero interceptions, also completing 70% of his passes; all this in just his first NFL start. Although Sm...
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