Colin Kaepernick: Jim Harbaugh Taking Major Gamble Handing Keys to 2nd Year QB

December 2, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Colin Kaepernick has more upside than Alex Smith, but is he the best choice to lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl this year? The 49ers are again taking a bit of a gamble at Smith's expense.
This offseason, they unsuccessfully chased Peyton Manning while putting Smith's contract situation on the back burner. Now, Jim Harbaugh has chosen to go with the young and talented Kaepernick,even though Smith did nothing to lose his job.
There is a school of thought that says you can't blame the Niners or Harbaugh for either decision, but make no mistake, both decisions can be classified as major gambles.
Smith could have taken an offer from another team this offseason. If he had done that, the Niners would have been forced to go with Kaepernick as the starter from Week 1.
In this latest gamble, the Niners are putting their season in the hands of a 25-year-old who has thrown 79 passes in only 11 games played in his two-year NFL career. He is expressly talented, but ...

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