Alex Smith will get a new opportunity to succeed this season, but chances are that he will continue to fail. The San Francisco 49ers will need to know where to turn when this happens.
Drafted as the first pick overall in 2005, big things were expected from Alex Smith. Unfortunately, his rookie year he threw a miserable 11 interceptions with only one touchdown. Since then he has done very little to prove he can be a starting quarterback in the National Football League.
Of course Smith has had his excuses. He has never had consistency at offensive coordinator and each of his head coaches were defensive specialists. Some believe that the addition of quarterback expert Jim Harbaugh will help turn his career around. On the other hand, he might be too far along in his career to fix bad habits.
If Alex Smith inevitably fails, the 49ers will have some options of what they should do at quarterback.