A "victim of extremely high expectations as the top overall pick in the 2005 draft," the quite dashing 49ers QB, Alex Smith, might not be returning next year. Why? Because he's expensive (six-year $49.5 million contract). And because the 49ers can't seem to win an American football match on a consistent basis, or whatever. Waiting in his shadow is J.T. O'Sullivan, the Eve Harrington to Smith's Margo Channing (oh, relax -- one of the real men will continue to cover football, baseball bat-wielding readers), will make "his first NFL start" this Sunday against the Cardinals. (SFGate)