With quarterback Alex Smith entering his seventh season with the San Francisco 49ers, the issue of trust is still an offseason question for fans to ponder.
Yes, Smith was extremely effective last season leading the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game. That said, he has consistently disappointed fans when an encore performance is expected.
Thus, fans don't trust the signal caller and instead, wait until the season begins to determine whether Smith will have a strong season.
The following are reasons why Smith should be trusted now, as a successful 2012 seems imminent.