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Friday, September 12, 2008
Putting Smith's time with 49ers in perspective

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

49ers Starting QBs since 2004 WonLostPct.Status
Shaun Hill201.00049ers backup
Alex Smith1119.367IR, 49ers
Ken Dorsey28.200Browns backup
Trent Dilfer15.167Retired
Tim Rattay211.154Free agent
J.T. O'Sullivan01.00049ers starter
Chris Weinke01.000Free agent
Cody Pickett02.000Free agent

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

How did Alex Smith fare as the 49ers' starting quarterback? Not as bad as the team's other quarterbacks since Jeff Garcia left following the 2003 season.

The 49ers were 11-19 (.367) in games Smith started. Their record is 7-28 (.200) in all other games since Garcia's departure. No 49ers quarterback with more than two starts has a higher winning percentage as a starter during that time.

Current starter J.T. O'Sullivan can rocket toward the top of the list by posting a 6-10 record as a starter this season. That would give him a .375 winning percentage.