San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh dropped some big news today at his press conference. Per 49ers beat writer Kevin Lynch, Harbaugh said that the team has found their long-term answer at the quarterback position.
This season, Alex Smith has had a fantastic year. Under Harbaugh, he has blossomed into a Pro Bowl caliber quarterback and he has led the 49ers to a NFC West title. Smith has gone from being considered a bust, to being a serviceable NFL signal-caller. Smith’s turnaround is just another feather in Harbaugh’s cap and more ammunition for those who believe he should be NFL Coach of the Year.