Alex Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Aaron Rodgers says 49ers drafted Alex Smith because he was polite

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers selection of quarterback Alex Smith over California native Aaron Rodgers at the 2005 NFL Draft has long been a topic of discussion among 49ers fans and NFL observers alike. Rodgers famously slid all the way to 24th overall before the Green Bay Packers scooped him up to..." July 17

  • Chiefs QB Alex Smith says he doesn’t want to call plays in two-minute drill

    Kansas City Star "Chiefs fans can probably remember the final drive of last season. Down 14 points with 6:29 left, it took the Chiefs 16 plays and 5 minutes, 16 seconds to drive 80 yards and put seven points on the board. The drive seemed to plod along as the seconds ticked away, narrowing the Chiefs’ window to..." June 15

  • Mike Nolan explains call to take Alex Smith over 'cocky' Rodgers

    NFL.com "Leading up to the 2005 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers gave an edge to eventual No. 1 pick Alex Smith thanks to his humble nature and a litany of perceived flaws in Aaron Rodgers -- cockiness, arrogance and a goofy throwing motion among them. "The other thing as Alex at the time was a good..." April 27