Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/12
SAN FRANCISCO -- Monday night's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears was billed as a battle of backup quarterbacks. After Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a resounding 32-7 win over the Chicago Bears, the next battle could be over the identity of San Francisco's starting quarterback moving forward. From start to finish, Kaepernick, a second-year man making his first NFL start, outplayed Bears veteran Jason Campbell. Kaepernick completed 16 of 23 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Afterward, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh left the door open for Kaepernick to remain on the job -- possibly even after regular starter Alex Smith returns from a concussion. "We have two quarterbacks that have a hot hand, and we'll make a decision when we have to make it," Harbaugh said. The Bears starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, also missed the game due to a concussion, so Campbell made his 76th career start. Kaepernick, a second-round draft pick out of...
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