Alex Smith & the 10 Most Disappointing San Francisco 49ers in Franchise History

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Alex Smith & the 10 Most Disappointing San Francisco 49ers in Franchise History
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Alex Smith will be back with the 49ers in 2011

Who are the biggest disappointments in San Francisco 49ers history?

The main criteria for listing the 49ers' top 10 biggest disappointments are based on expectations.

There are generally three key factors I am using to rank my list.  Obviously, poor play is the most important. 

Secondly, if a player was a first-round draft pick and did not produce, that was a big consideration.  If someone was a lower draft pick, expectations need to be tempered, in comparison to a Round 1 selection.

The third factor I considered were big money free agents.  If the 49ers spent a lot of money on a player and he did not measure up, that also qualifies him for inclusion on our list.

Enjoy this list for what it is: a ranking of the biggest disappointments and most infamous 49ers ever.

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