Five Best Quarterbacks the Buccaneers Will Face in 2016
3. Alex Smith
Smith is a guy that can get overlooked, but that would be a big mistake.
He came into his own in San Francisco when Jim Harbaugh came along. In 2011, he led the 49ers to a 13-3 record, throwing for 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. His completion percentage jumped to a career-high 61.3%. He completed 70% of his passes the next year before losing his job to Colin Kaepernick.
With Kansas City, Smith has continued a career that has been efficient consistent. He has thrown for 61 touchdowns versus only 20 interceptions in three years with the Chiefs. His completion percentage is 63.7%, and his passer rating is 92.5. He’s not a 35-40 touchdowns per year type of player, but when Smith is there, you had better get to him because he isn’t going to make any mistakes, especially not unforced ones.
Jamaal Charles will be healthy, and Jeremy Maclin is coming off of a career high 87 receptions. Smith will be harder to beat than one might think.
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