Originally posted by Wubbie:
Originally posted by 49ersnum1:
Eisen asked the question and BOTH Woodson and Dukes said Smith.
I was actually surprised because Dukes ALWAYS bashed Smith when he had the chance in 06-07 and training camp 08. But I agree, i never liked VY. Great athlete, but overrated NFL player. Also Steve Young made a comment yesterday saying that Smith is a late bloomer.. So were alot of good QBs, ex. Steve Young, Kurt Warner, Jeff Garcia
I don't know if the three you mentioned were late bloomers. Steve Young always had skills, but had to play behind the NFL's best QB at the time. Kurt Warner and Jeff Garcia never really got a shot in the NFL, in opinion.
Young was a starter for Tampa Bay before sitting behind Montana. He was considered a bust by many before he came to SF.
Young's first 2 years in NFL:
3 wins –16 losses. 11 touchdowns, 21 interceptions, < 55% completion
Smith's first two years in NFL:
10 wins - 18 losses. 17 touchdowns, 27 interceptions, 55ish% completion
Interesting comparison if you ask me. Both were on s**tty teams at the time too. Not to say Smith is the next Young, but it shows that a player can turn it around after a bad start.
[ Edited by Oregon49erfan on Oct 29, 2009 at 11:12 PM ]