Colin Kaepernick: Should QB Have Bigger Role in San Francisco 49ers Offense?

October 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sometimes, I feel like we all undervalue what Alex Smith means to the San Francisco 49ers.
He's certainly not a top-five quarterback in the NFL, and he had a mediocre game in San Francisco's 34-0 victory against the New York Jets on Sunday.
However, he once again didn't turn the ball over.
To put it simply, Smith doesn't give games away.
Colin Kaepernick has elite speed for a quarterback and a strong arm. I'm sure his touchdown run and nearly completed bomb to Randy Moss made 49ers fans salivate.
But as far as we know, Kaepernick doesn't know the intricacies of the offense like Smith does. And from what I've seen in the preseason and read about from training camp reports, Kaepernick has some accuracy issues to iron out.
There's no question that Smith has his share of accuracy issues as well. But Smith's command of the offense should not be overlooked.
How quickly Smith detractors forget that in his last 20 regular-season starts, the former No. 1 overa...

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