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Published: January 6, 2010
They say every cloud has a silver lining. Well, this is one of those stories.
Stats wise, Smith wasn't living up to expectations. Taken as the first overall pick in the 2005 draft and signed to a $49.5 million contract, Smith's football skills vanished almost as quickly as he received his first paycheck.
In his rookie season with the 49ers, Smith threw for 165 passes, but only completed 84 of them. One touchdown on the season capped off a year that 49er fans would like to erase from the history books.
Just like many rookies in the NFL, Smith struggled in his first year. That is obviously understandable. Look at Matt Stafford or Mark Sanchezâ€”their numbers aren't exactly great, but it's all about getting practice an...
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