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Despite not naming a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, the San Francisco 49ers appear poised to usher in the Colin Kaepernick era in the Bay area. The second year signal caller made a spectacular debut last week against the Chicago Bears and is widely regarded as the future for the franchise than Alex Smith is. The question now has to be asked, will Alex Smith remain with the San Francisco 49ers in 2013?
Smith inked a 3-year $24 million dollar contract in March of this season. Smith is scheduled to earn $7.5 million in salary next season along with a $1 million dollar roster bonus owned to him in March 2013. Conversely, Kaepernick will play for a paltry $740,000 next season. If Kaepernick remains the starter this season and continues a high level of play, Smith’s future with the Niners will remain in doubt.
It’s highly doubtful that the Niners would pay Smith $8.5 million in order to ride the bench next season so the team has two options; release...
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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been medically cleared. Alex Smith
Smith has passed the concussion tests, but the team is still expected to start Colin Kaepernick this week. Kaepernick also started on Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears.
He will be given first-team reps against...
Even though Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a win over the Saints, tight end Vernon Davis nevertheless voiced his support for benched starter Alex Smith.
For 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, letting Alex Smith sit another week and giving the San Francisco starting job to youngster Colin Kaepernick was probably just good football sense.
But considering Harbaugh made the decision on the eve of Thanksgiving, the situation has become more interesting.
Smith, after all, is the quarterback that Harbaugh defended earlier this season against those...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, sidelined since Nov. 11 with a concussion, was cleared to play today against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome, but Colin Kaepernick is the starter. It will be the second start for Kaepernick, the second-year player out of Nevada, who helped demolish the Chicago Bears Monday night, 32-7. Smith is the only other active quarterback...
Alex Smith suffered a concussion and was taken out of the game in Week 10 versus the St. Louis Rams, which ended in a 24-24 tie. Backup QB Colin Kaepernick came into that game in relief duty and played decently, completing 11 of 17 for 117 YDS. He also rushed 8 times for 66 YDS and scored a touchdown. These are pretty good numbers considering that his previous work in this...
The big story exploding from San Francisco calls for controversy.Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith? The choice is not yours, but still an easy call at this point.Alex Smith has not received medical clearance to play (at the time of this writing). With no time to waste, reports acknowledge that Jim Harbaugh decided to assign the first-string practice snaps to the hot (and healthy) guy...
49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Thursday that no decision has been made regarding the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game at the New Orleans Saints. "We're hopeful that Alex (Smith) gets cleared tomorrow, physically," said Roman, responding to conflicting media reports. "We're confident in both quarterbacks to be on the field...
Adam Dobrowolski explains why quarterback controversy may cost the 49ers a Super Bowl, but keeping future options open is the best long-term solution.
The San Francisco 49ers' list of inactive players Sunday features two notable absences.
Quarterback Alex Smith is active for the first time since suffering a concussion against St. Louis in Week 10. Running back Brandon Jacobs, a non-factor for the 49ers to this point in the season, is also active.
The 49ers have not announced whether Smith or second-year quarterback Colin...
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has informed starting quarterback Alex Smith that backup Colin Kaepernick will start Sundays game against the New Orleans Saints, reports SI.com.
A source tells SI.com that the decision is not based on health. Kaepernick completed 16 of 23 passes for 243 yards and two TDs and no interceptions in the 49ers 32-7 victory over the Chicago Bears on...
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, this could be quarterback Alex Smith’s final season with the San Francisco 49ers if he doesn’t regain his starting spot now that Colin Kaepernick has taken over as Niners’ lead signal-caller.
The 49ers didn’t draft Kaepernick in the 4th round of the 2011 draft to sit and watch. It’s obvious that he’s ready to take over as their...
San Francisco 49ers (7-2) at New Orleans Saints (5-5)
Colin Kaepernick will start this one for the 49ers. Kaepernick was incredibly impressive against a tough Bears defense on Monday Night, going 16 of 23 for 243 yards and 2 scores in a 32-7 win over the Jay Cutler-less Bears. Against St. Louis after Alex Smith got hurt, he was also impressive going 11 of 17 for 117 yards, leading...
Quarterback Alex Smith is the only San Francisco 49ers player listed as questionable on Friday's injury for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints as the Niners' starter is still hampered by a concussion.
Niners safety Donte Whitner may have already let the cat out of the bag in a Friday morning interview on the Dan Patrick show where Whitner said Colin Kaepernick...
The San Francisco 49ers will play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Superdome. The game is scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. EST start time and can be seen in many markets as the late game on FOX.
New Orleans was given up for dead when the season started, now they are one of the most dangerous teams in the league. The 49ers will start Colin Kaepernick at quarterback as they apparently...
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Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Nothing like a quarterback controversy to spice things up in the Bay Area. Whoever Jim Harbaugh chooses for his quarterback this week makes a decent plug-in...