Alex Smith: Biggest Bust in NFL History? A Look at the SF 49ers Worst Pick Ever

Shaun TobackCorrespondent IMarch 24, 2011

Despite rumors to the contrary, Alex Smith has been the biggest bust in NFL history
Despite rumors to the contrary, Alex Smith has been the biggest bust in NFL historyJed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

For 49ers fans, the Alex Smith era has been an unmitigated disaster. Smith has been the NFL version of the cat who came back. He just won't stay away. He's like Mac's dog Poppins on Always Sunny In Philadelphia. No matter how many times you think he's dead, he improbably returns to life. He's a football zombie who can't be killed, but instead of stumbling around searching for delicious brains, Smith searches for the sweet, sweet stench of losing streaks and incompletions. Still, Smith hasn't been the team's only problem since he was drafted in 2005. Far from it.

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