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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Ways Alex Smith Has Developed into an Elite Quarterback
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Alex Smith has developed into an elite NFL quarterback.

It has not always been pretty, but San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has found a way to guide his team to a 3-1 start.

Throughout his career, there have been questions as to whether or not the Seattle native possessed the talent required to be at the offensive reins of the 49ers. Recently, however, Smith has demonstrated top quarterback attributes that have helped him stand out as one of the NFL’s best so far this season.

Here are five ways that Alex Smith has developed into an elite quarterback.

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