Peter King is such a douche.
"Oh! I see that people are poo-pooing this QB class! I haven't done any actual research on it myself, but everyone else says it, so it must be true!"
"Oh! I see on pro football reference that the 1997 QB class (in hindsight) was shitty! I will compare these draft classes!"
"Oh! I am insightful!"
Alex Smith's current 9.8 YPC is one of the lowest marks in the NFL over the last 10 seasons. Only a few QBs have been worse:
Ryan Mallett (9.8), Derek Carr (9.4), Christian Ponder (9.8), Brady Quinn (9.8), Ryan Fitzpatrick (8.6), Brodie Croyle (9.7), Charlie Frye (9.7), Bruce Gradkowski (9.4), David Carr (9.2)