Putting Smith's time with 49ers in perspective

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.