If you were an NFL general manager, which quarterback would you rather build your team around – Matt Ryan or Alex Smith?
Ryan is a year younger than Smith. Ryan probably has a better arm, too. He made a couple of perfect deep passes in the first half against the 49ers. Alex Smith struggles to complete those passes consistently.
On the other hand, Matt Ryan threw two second-half interceptions in the playoffs this year, and he fumbled a snap. Alex Smith doesn’t choke like that. Smith doesn’t make mind-numbing mistakes.
So who would you rather have – Ryan or Smith – and why?