When the San Francisco 49ers get Alex Smith back from injury (likely next week), they will have a decision on their hands. Coach Jim Harbaugh will have to pick between the incumbent starter and former #1 overall pick Smith and red hot backup Colin Kaepernick. I know Smith lead them to a NFC Championship game last year and it was muffed punts, not Smith, that kept their from a Super Bowl appearance. I know that Smith has been solid this year (and last) and can manage a game.
But with all of that said, I firmly believe that the 49ers should make the turn to Colin Kaepernick now and not look back. Harbaugh drafted Kaepernick himself and he has played fantastic. He brings another dimension to that offense with his legs and has a rocket for an arm. Sure… there will be growing pains. But in the NFL, you need an explosive QB to win in the playoffs and I think Kaepernick is that guy.
Oh… and b/c “Colin Kaepernick Race” is the first thing Google thinks of when you type his name (shame on you America) and I will blatantly try and steal your search traffic (click on our ads while you are here). According to colinkaepernick.com “The question of Kaepernick’s ethnicity comes up often and can be simply addressed in that Colin is of bi-racial descent (African American and European) and was adopted by caucasian parents.”
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