Jim Harbaugh has watched each of his two quarterbacks lead the San Francisco 49ers to big wins in hostile, road environments - Alex Smith in the season opener at Green Bay's Lambeau Field back in September among others, and Colin Kaepernick on Sunday at the New Orleans Superdome.
Which one gets the ball on Sunday when the 49ers travel to St. Louis? Harbaugh is still mum on that, though he did say Monday he will formally announce his starting quarterback by mid-week so the players don't have to face constant questions about what they know about the situation.
Kaepernick said he was told late Saturday in a team meeting ahead of Sunday's start against the Saints.
Then, on Monday, Harbaugh offered this for thought: Yes, he's keeping everybody guessing again. Sort of.
''Alex Smith is our starting quarterback. He has not done anything to lose that job,'' Harbaugh said. ''In fact, he's playing at a very high level. Also, Colin Kaepernick, you can't categorize him as a backup quarterbac...