Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Did Alex change his name to Rayshawn Jackson? Seriously though, Alex is NOT a franchise QB, 1 god season in 7 years, and he wasn't even given full reigns at throwing, we ran and ran and ran the ball. And our Defense was elite, not Alex.
Any 49er fan should be able to tell Alex isnt elite. 5 INTs is great, but only 17 TDs isnt. And elite QB throws for over 4K yards and 30+ TDs.
I completely agree with you AB.
If Smith failed because he faced so much adversity his first 6 years in the league and only succeeded, minimally, in his 7th because everything was stacked in his favor, then why couldn't Kaepernick? Smith had 6 losing seasons with different OC's, different schemes, coaching changes along the way, in most cases sub-par supporting teammates, etc. He puts together a mediocre year with Harbaugh and a shortened off season. What's to be afraid of putting Kaepernick in with a full year in the system under his belt, a full offseason of coaching from Harbaugh and improved weapons on offense? Andy Dalton went right before him in the draft and I don't think he did too bad.