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Aaron Rodgers: Alex Smith Needs To ‘Go Somewhere He Gets Appreciated’

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SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) -It is hard for Alex Smith not to be compared to Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers.

The San Francisco 49ers drafted Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in 2005 instead of taking Rodgers out of UC Berkeley. The Packers went on to select Rodgers with the 24th overall pick. Smith was widely considered the safer pick, but fast-forward seven years and Rodgers has a Super Bowl ring and is a bonafide elite quarterback in the NFL.

The quarterback controversy that was in San Francisco, and now is no more, seemed to take a toll on Rodgers, who has his Packers team vying for the No. 2 seed in the NFC against the now Colin Kaepernick-led 49ers.

Rodgers went on NFL Total Access and seemed to vent his frustrations with the entire way Smith’s injury was handled by Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers. Read his comments and the full story on Bleacher Report.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bleacher Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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