Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
give smith an average o line and an offseason as starter and he will be fine look how many qbs have come back after 2 years and didnt even get 1st team reps before season and did as well as smith has this season. I think next year he will be a top 10 QB the real problem of our team is KR/PR and o line and dropped passes not the QB
Tony Romo, Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Marc Bulger... just to name a few.
Anyways, my feeling is that the potential benefit of giving Davis get a bit a playing time with a simplified playbook far outweighs the negative impact that it would have on Smith, Davis, and the organization if he were to struggle.
I mean, what if???? What if we give Nate the rock and he proceeds to go out there and simply carve up the opposing defense and give us all a reminder of how a real QB leads an offense... It would give the organization a clear cut leader for the offense heading into the offseason, it would serve as instant inspiration for the team, and would galvanize public support for the franchise.
On the other hand, if he were to fall flat on his face (a distinct possibility), it would needlessly take a hand full of reps from smith and COULD hurt Davis' confidence.