Originally Posted by knickballer
Without a doubt Rodgers would have been better off. But there's alot of variables in the equation right there. The 49ers never had the greatest offensive weapons, even under Harbaugh. It was more of Jim Harbaugh's brilliance as a coach and building a system that can utilize those players. Niners were a run first team under Harbaugh. Rodgers under Jim Harbaugh and that defense would have been scary but would Harbaugh have even become the head coach if Niners drafted Rodgers? Probably not and I think Mike Nolan's or Singletary's tenure would have lasted a bit longer as Rodgers could have propelled them in the playoffs leading Harbugh to go elsewhere like Miami. Harbaugh would have turned that Miami team into a playoff caliber team instead, probably would have turned Chad Henne into Big Ben lol.
Smith was a raw QB coming out and who is a very coach-able/smart player. He was presumed a "bust" then all of a sudden became a good NFL QB under a coach who knew a damn. Learning behind Favre and a good HC like McCarthy would have been what he needed. If you look at Smith today the only thing that is holding him back is his own insecurities and cautious play, and i think that was because of years of getting his ass playing for a dysfunctional team. I really hope Smith ends up winning a SB as it would be poetic justice, he deserves it...
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