5 Ways Alex Smith Can Still Help San Francisco 49ers from the Bench

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5 Ways Alex Smith Can Still Help San Francisco 49ers from the Bench
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Alex Smith has been at least temporarily supplanted as the San Francisco starter.

Alex Smith may or may not be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Regardless, the veteran passer has a valuable role with the only NFL team he has ever known.

You never want to see a guy lose his job due to injury, but Smith has handled his current backup status gracefully. Whether he’ll be named San Francisco’s Week 13 starter remains to be seen (ESPN.com’s Mike Sando reports that the choice will be made by Wednesday). However, Colin Kaepernick has played well enough that it would be a surprise if Smith wasn’t on the sidelines on Sunday.

Here are five ways that Smith can still help his team from his current post.

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