VIDEO: Former 49ers’ Coach Mike Nolan Explains Taking Alex Smith Over Aaron Rodgers

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With the NFL draft just two days away, the verdict is out as to which quarterback the Los Angeles Rams will take with the No. 1 overall pick. Will it be QB Jared Goff or QB Carson Wentz? The same question was raised 11 years ago when the San Francisco 49ers were in this same dilemma deciding between QB Alex Smith and QB Aaron Rodgers.

Former 49ers head coach Mike Nolan said the team was turned off by Rodgers’ arrogance and cocky attitude. Learn the full details on what else he had to say by clicking on the video below:

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