Found November 24, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
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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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