The 49ers are in the Super Bowl, and no player had more to do with that than outside linebacker Aldon Smith.
At least, that’s the opinion of Smith’s teammates and coaches: 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed today that a Most Valuable Player vote was taken of all the team’s players and coaches, and Smith was the winner.
Smith was second in the NFL during the regular season with 19.5 sacks, and he also had an interception and three forced fumbles. There’s been some talk that Smith has declined lately, with no sacks in his last five games, but Harbaugh dismissed that. In fact, Harbaugh said he gave Smith a game ball for his NFC Championship Game performance against the Falcons, in which he didn’t have any sacks but did have several pressures and a fumble recovery.
When Smith was asked this afternoon whom he voted for team MVP, he gave a surprising answer: Randy Moss.