I love Albert like everyone else and think he's a reliable starter, but I don't think he's as good as he was pumped up to be this year.
He may have given up just 1 sack this year, but we ran the ball all the time. Only 3 teams passed the ball fewer times than we did and Albert missed a handful of games.
I don't believe he's elite. I think he's 2nd tier. Still top 10 though. Absolutely need to keep him though.
Clay's bet: "Alex Smith doesn't have a prayer of throwing 25 TDs."