Alex Smith is a quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League. The former Utah quarterback was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the first pick of the 2005 draft, but after the emergence of Colin Kaepernick during the 2012 season the 49ers traded him to the Chiefs prior to the start of the '13 season.
Alexander Douglas Smith (born May 7, 1984) is a professional American football starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Smith was drafted out of the University of Utah 1st-overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by San Francisco. He started his first game in Week 5 of his rookie season, replacing former starter Tim Rattay. Though he started a total of 7 games that season, he did not play well, throwing only 1 touchdown to 11 interceptions. In 2006 he was named the starting quarterback before the season and started all 16 games. In 2007 he started 7 games, but nagging shoulder injuries would keep him out for the rest, and he missed all of 2008 following shoulder surgery. He returned in 2009 and alternated as the starting quarterback with Shaun Hill. He went into 2010 as the team's primary starting quarterback once more, but a new shoulder injury in week 7 would again keep him on the sideline for several games.
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