The 49ers selected Alex Smith No. 1 overall in the 2005 draft.
From 2005 to 2010 (he missed the entire 2008 season), the 49ers went 19-31 over Smith's 50 starts.
He completed 57 percent of his passes and threw 51 touchdowns against 53 interceptions.
His play drew much criticism -- including harsh words from Jerry Rice.
"Arguably the greatest football player ever ... to be so vocal, doubt me, clearly his lack of support and what he thought about me -- you certainly heard," Smith recently told Graham Bensinger. "Certain words -- those are hard to cancel out. So yeah, you hear 'em. You know they're there. It's tough."
Bensinger: "You're sounding like a politician."
Smith laughs out loud.
Bensinger: "Does it piss you off?"
Smith: "I knew how dysfunctional the work environment I was in at the time was ... the culture at the time in the building, those first six years for me. I knew that it was really dysfunctional. I knew that this wasn't the way that successful places operate."
Then, Jim Harbaugh arrived and revived Smith's career.
But Smith lost his job in 2012 after sustaining a concussion, and was traded to the Chiefs.
He was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and 2016 and led Kansas City to the playoffs in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
In Week 1, he completed 28 of 35 passes for 368 yards and four touchdowns as the Chiefs stunned the Patriots in New England.
In June, Kansas City traded up and took quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick...