I do not think that we are going to learn anything new about Alex Smith through the next two games. We are playing the Rams and Lions. The rams have 1 win and the Lions have 2 wins. You cant ignore the fact that these teams are 2 of the worst 3 in the league, and you cannot look into how a players performance is against these teams. So why are we still "evaluating Alex Smith" against these teams? Put in Nate. I know the speed of the game will be very fast for Nate, but there are no better teams to jump in against than these two. And one more thing about Alex:
If we still are not sure about whether Alex can be a successful QB after 5 years, that answers your question right there. He has not stepped up and showed enough to prove he is the future QB.