Originally posted by silkyjohnson:
I don't want Alex Smith as a starter. Period.
In his 5 years he hasn't showed me anything to make me think I would want him to be the centerpiece of our franchise. I'd rather take my chances in the draft over and over again, until we do find that cornerstone.
Good luck with that, because with this OC and OL, any QB we draft is going to be Alex Smith 2.0.
We might as well fix everything else around Smith and hope he develops into a good QB. It's possible to fix the OL and OC in one year, whereas a new QB is going to waste yet another 3 or 4 years. Regardless, even if we DO draft a new QB, chances are he isn't going to start anytime soon. So you'll probably see Smith start for a while.
Unless of course, we go out and trade for a proven QB, like a Carson Palmer, for example. I doubt teams are looking to trade proven QBs though.