Alex Smith is quarterbacking the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game this year, his seventh in the NFL. In his first two years in the league, Smith played in 25 games. He threw seventeen touchdowns and twenty-seven interceptions. He also rushed for two touchdowns. The 49ers went 11 – 21 those two years, and didn’t make the Playoffs either year.
Tim Tebow “only” got the Broncos as far as the AFC Divisional Championship this year, his second in the NFL. In his first two years in the league, Tebow played in 24 games. He threw nineteen touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also rushed for thirteen touchdowns. The Broncos went 12 – 20 those two years, and won a Playoff game.