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Alex Smith at helm limits 49ers' offense

Updated: August 11, 2011, 3:19 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Former NFL quarterback and current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was never a fantasy star in tours of duty with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers. Harbaugh could run a bit, and that was always helpful, but the most touchdown passes he threw in a season was 17, and just once did he pass for more than 3,000 yards. Harbaugh now is 47 years old.

Current NFL quarterback and 49ers starter Alex Smith was the No. 1 overall draft pick by the team in 2005, has a career high of 18 touchdown passes, has not reached 3,000 passing yards and doesn't run well. Smith's best season came in 2006, when he threw for 2,890 passing yards and 16 scores. Since then he has started 27 games and won 10 of them. Smith is 27 years old.

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