I hear that Harbaugh has again expressed his confidence in Alex Smith. What else do we expect him to say. Smithnhad a great year by the standards we have become familiar with over the last few years. I personally look no farther than the 3rd down conversion rate in the NFC Championship Game. Having said this, Smith deserves a shot. Manning is too big a risk and the cost would cripple the rest of the team. It is not feasible to think that there is someone in the draft capable of coming in and earning the job. What other options are available?
How about this? The Cleveland Browns will pick 4th in the upcoming Draft. Prognosticators say they will select RGIII. I think that Colt McCoy could be available and may be a nice fit. The cost will be reasonable and he is young enough to have a long future in front of him. Personally, I think he is already as good as Alex Smith with far more potential.