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Did Alex Smith earn the right to be the 49ers’ QB of the future?

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

First, let’s all take a moment to reflect on how truly amazing the 49ers’ 2011 season was. With their biggest moment, a 39-34 win over the Saints, putting them in the record books. San Francisco became the first playoff team in NFL postseason history to score two gaming winning TDs, one from the feet and the other the arm of Alex Smith, in the final three minutes to win.

Smith had arguably the biggest game of his career, on the biggest stage of his career, throwing for 299 yards and three touchdowns, including the game winner to Vernon Davis with nine seconds left. Pretty good numbers for a quarterback who has been labeled as nothing more then a “game manager” all season.

Even in the 49ers’ season ending lost to the Giants, Smith threw for 2 touchdowns while, more importantly, having no turnovers. While he didn’t lead the team to victory with a late comeback, he certainly didn’t cost them the game either.The 49ers’ magical 2011 run has made the fans reconsider the possibility that the number one overall pick from 2005 might not be a bust after all. The next question seems to be, did he do enough to be considered the 49ers quarterback of the future?