San Francisco 49ers: 76 Percent of 49ers Fans Want Alex Smith to Start

Ryan The BrokerAnalyst IJune 5, 2011

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 20:  Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Yesterday I wrote an article which contained a survey. I asked the readers who they wanted to start at quarterback this year for the 49ers. The choices being Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, David Carr or an unknown QB.

Within 24 hours, 367 49ers fans voted. The results were as follows:


Alex Smith: 76.0 percent

Colin Kaepernick: 10.9 percent

David Carr: 7.4 percent

Unknown QB: 5.7 percent


David Carr (7.4 percent)

I am not really sure who wants Carr to start or why. If any of them ever watched him play, they would know Carr can't make the throws necessary to be a quarterback in the NFL. That was made clear rather quickly last year.


Unknown QB (5.7 percent)

This one was somewhat surprising. I have heard many fans vocalize they want Palmer, or Kolb for instance. Where are those people? Why the sudden shift?


Colin Kaepernick (10.9 percent)

Being that Kaepernick is a rookie, it makes sense fans do not want him to start right away. I only hope that this 10.9 percent does not reflect the feelings Niner fans have about Kaepernick.

Kaepernick is a tremendous athlete, and I hope Niner fans realize what they have now in San Francisco. Harbaugh sure does.

My prediction is Kaepernick will take over mid-year.

I should also mention that I predicted (and pulled for) the 49ers drafting Kaepernick in the second round. So saying I am thrilled by their selection is an understatement.


Alex Smith (76 percent)

Smith makes a few phone calls to his team and says a couple of sexy words to Kawakami and now three out of four 49ers fans want him to start?

Smith has had six years to prove he is worthy to be a starting 49ers quarterback. I have heard all of the excuses. We all have. Does this 76 percent of 49ers fans want him to be their QB moving forward, or are they thinking of him as a stop-gap as I am?

My question this time is probably the better one to ask.

Thanks for reading.

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