There’s a hint of better prospects for the San Francisco 49ers in the upcoming NFL season at least from the vantage point of an avid fan like me.
Alex Smith was once the first pick in the draft, a grim reminder of the 49ers past of repeated losing seasons and cycling through quarterbacks. Smith was drafted in the hopes that he could develop into a solid starting quarterback. However he struggled and wound up nearly being let go in favor of veteran options multiple times over. Last Season seemed to be a precursor to Smith finally getting on track as a starter his 7th season with the team.