Alex Smith is Colin Kaepernick’s backup but still views himself as a starting quarterback after completing 70.2 percent of his passes and compiling a 104.1 passer rating in his nine starts for the 49ers this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bayarea reports.
“I still feel I have my best football ahead of me,” Smith said Tuesday during “Media Day” at the Superdome, site of Super Bowl XLVII.
“In that sense, I feel like I’ve gotten better and better. I feel like I’m capable of playing at a high level. So, yeah, I’m excited for my next opportunity, wherever that comes.”
“I don’t have any regrets,” Smith said. “I wouldn’t change anything. I’m just continuing to try to get better and be the best quarterback I can. I felt like I was playing good ball. Coach made the decision. He gets paid to make those decisions. I play football. For me, no regrets.
“We’re in the Super Bowl. We’re a little removed now from when the switch was made, so I’m not thinking about that stuff. For me getting ready to go.”