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The fact that he played at all again was pretty amazing. I was really hoping he'd play in the playoffs and make a Super Bowl run, they had the defense to do it. 

He had a solid career. Started off terrible his first three seasons, and pretty below average the three following that. However, the Niners stuck with him, and a lot of that is coaching. The Niners coaching staff from 2005-2010 was laughably pathetic. Singletary is easily one of the worst HC's to ever grace a football field, great player though. 

Alex Smith from 2011-2012 on the Niners was great. 

He also was very very solid his 5 years in Kansas City. 

He also led Washington to a 6-2 record before getting injured his first year starting for them. 

His numbers weren't great, but wherever the guy went, he won. 

He won't be a Hall of Famer, but he'll go down as a very solid QB. 

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bets on which poster starts the "Alex Smith HoF??" thread    /s

really though, have to respect the career he had. To take his very subpar career in SF and turn that into a legitimately great tenure with the Chiefs. He really revived that franchise that fell apart after the Green/Holmes/Johnson era ended.

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Remarkable comeback, and truly wish him the best in the future. Being a 3-time pro bowler, and more recently Comeback Player of the Year, does the hype surrounding his comeback help propel him into the Hall of Fame?

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Congratulations to Alex Smith on a career that showcased his impressive ability to overcome many different obstacles.  Here's hoping he enjoys life after playing football and has a lot of success in the future.

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It was distressing when he came back after coming so close to a worst case scenario with his injury so it’s nice to see him leave while he’s ahead. Very cool he was able to make the recovery he did though. 

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1 hour ago, BayRaider said:

The fact that he played at all again was pretty amazing. I was really hoping he'd play in the playoffs and make a Super Bowl run, they had the defense to do it. 

He had a solid career. Started off terrible his first three seasons, and pretty below average the three following that. However, the Niners stuck with him, and a lot of that is coaching. The Niners coaching staff from 2005-2010 was laughably pathetic. Singletary is easily one of the worst HC's to ever grace a football field, great player though. 

Alex Smith from 2011-2012 on the Niners was great. 

He also was very very solid his 5 years in Kansas City. 

He also led Washington to a 6-2 record before getting injured his first year starting for them. 

His numbers weren't great, but wherever the guy went, he won. 

He won't be a Hall of Famer, but he'll go down as a very solid QB. 

My favorite moment with Alex was when he won the playoff game against NO.. that drive..

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By the standards of #1 overall draft picks, he was a bust.

But, I give him a lot of credit for staying in the NFL as long as he did. 

For a lot of QBs that were in his perspective, they’ll have 2-3 years in the league tops and that’s it.

But, Alex Smith proved himself worthy.  

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