At the start of the year I figured Joe for a Top 10 QB and I've always been in his corner. Then as the games progressed it was more like a Top 16 QB. It then got worse and these past five games he's been garbage: 57% completion pct. and 6 (costly) turnovers.

I don't think Alex Smith is going to lead us to the promised land but he's got a cap friendly number as well as a 104 passer rating with a 70% completion pct. This could be a nice band-aid and give us a year or two to put some pieces together (and wait for a good QB draft) instead of being stretched by a 12-15 million hit.