Yes, Alex Smith is one of the worst QB’s in franchise history..
Let that sink in for a bit.
Think about it, Smith was taken as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was coming in to be the next great QB for a storied franchise that was used to one thing. Winning.
Smith was notably taken over current Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Coming out of California University, many expected the 49ers to take the local boy. However, they selected Smith in hopes that he could continue the tradition of winning with the 49ers.
As a No. 1 overall pick, you can imagine the expectations the franchise put on Smith. In his seven seasons with the 49ers he only managed to play in all 16 games twice and only threw for over 2,500 yards twice.
Do you think he met those expectations? Not a chance.
The 49ers traded Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the 2013 season where he has sort of resurrected his career. However, as a 49er, he absolutely deserves to be on this list.