Found February 07, 2012 on
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Rookie quarterback Colin Kaepernick was drafted in 2011 by the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbuagh to become a potential starter down the road.
But after a great season by Alex Smith, no one is sure when Kaepernick will get on the field and really show what he can do. Especially since Harbaugh has indicated that he wants Smith back.
During a question and answer on RGJ.com, Kaepernick indicated that he plans on battleing Smith for the 49ers starting job during next season’s training camp.
“I plan on being in San Francisco and plan on trying to take the starting job,” said Kaeperbick. “That’s what your goal is as a football player.”
There’s also a chance that the 49ers won;t re-sign Smith since he’s a free agent and a team may decide to pay him more then the 49ers would.
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Conventional wisdom last offseason said that it was only a matter of time before Colin Kaepernick started games for the San Francisco 49ers. Conventional wisdom did not expect the 49ers to make the NFC Championship game with Alex Smith starting every game. Kaepernick spent the year on the bench, which probably wasn’t a bad thing for…
Somehow, Colin Kaepernick got the impression that the 49ers' QB position is "an open job." That's not the message from coach Jim Harbaugh, who continues to call Alex Smith his guy. All the Niners have to do is sign him.
Though he has been benched and was considered a bust in the past, the San Francisco 49ers are confident that Alex Smith is their guy at quarterback.
“We’re all in lockstep as an organization that Alex Smith is our guy. It’s well-documented. You saw the way he played this year,” coach Jim Harbaugh said on Comcast Bay Area Tuesday. “(He is a) tremendous leader on our football...
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers haven’t started any contract talks with quarterback Alex Smith. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has confirmed that he wants to bring Smith back for next season.
Harbaugh may want to re-sign Smith, but if a team comes in and makes Smith an offer that he can’t refuse and the 49ers won’t match, he might be headed elsewhere.
Matt Cain leads the Giants and Alex Smith the 49ers in charity event.