Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini
Why wouldnt you want Smith as a backup?
Because he's coming off a very good season where he was leading the NFL in completion and rating and if a rookie QB struggles, which they will, there is going to be that "quarterback controversy" thing that will rear it's ugly head.
Having that spector looming over your shoulder as a rookie QB in the NFL isn't the best way to develop confidence.
However, a guy like Campbell, who's taken a backup role the past couple of seasons, wouldn't present that "QB controversy" potential like a guy like Alex Smith would to the fans and the coaching staff.