Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 11/20/12
Colin Kaepernick made a heck of an impression in his first NFL start against a very solid defense. Following the game, head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that he hasn’t completely ruled out giving Kaepernick another start, nor is ready to bench Alex Smith. “I usually tend to go with the guy who has the hot hand,” Harbaugh said, per ESPN.com’s Mike Sando. “We really have two guys who have a pretty hot hand, but we’ll make that decision as we go forward.” Smith only missed this game because he suffered a concussion back in Week 10, but it’s pretty clear that Kaepernick brings a different dynamic to the team’s offense. Kaepernick is extremely athletic and has a much better arm. He should plenty of poise last night against a team that many believe has at least a top-two defense. You can expect to hear more regarding the Kaepernick and 49ers quarterback position in the days to come.
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