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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Alex Smith is supportive of Colin Kaepernick‘s success, even if the second-year pro takes Smith’s starting job as 49ers quarterback.
“If you can’t be happy for your teammate’s success you’re playing the wrong sport. Go play tennis or golf or something,” Smith said Wednesday. “That’s ridiculous, I think. That doesn’t belong in team sports, in my opinion. It’s the quarterback position. It gets a lot of attention. We’re going to get talked about.”
Smith plans to fight for his job once he is fully healthy, and he had yet to be medically cleared Wednesday after missing Monday night’s 32-7 rout of the Bears recovering from a concussion.
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