Originally posted by CollgeBoyWithaSS:I say yes. He would have hired a coaching staff that knows how to develop a QB. Not throw him into the fire at 21 years old with the worst team in history.
I doubt this. Harbaugh is a coach with a staff that knows how to develop a QB and Alex's play this year wouldn't be good enough to make Eddie D. keep him around. He had a great QB rating because he plays cautious and takes very little risk, which usually leads to other parts of the team having to carry the load. It's unlikely he would be fooled by that statistic.
Anyone who is not looking for bullet points in an attempt to argue Alex's case can see he doesn't have what it takes to carry his team on his shoulders the way championship-caliber QBs routinely do in the NFL. Sure, he'll give you a brilliant play here and there, but it's so inconsistent that most unbiased fans (fans from pretty much any other team) won't recognize the argument his supporters will use.
I support the guy, but I also acknowledge his limitations. I don't see any way Eddie would have kept him around.