Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/4/14
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Even though 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh named 25-year-old Colin Kaepernick the starting quarterback heading into the team's game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, the argument hasn't subsided. As a matter of fact, the grey cloud hanging over the 'controversy' hasn't disappeared either. At times during Harbaugh's press conference yesterday afternoon, he looked and sounded entirely uncomfortable, almost as if he wasn't completely sure he fully believed in the decision he was making. What's not to believe? It isn't hard to rationalize Harbaugh's choice. Kaepernick, selected by the Niners in the second round of last year's draft, has the 'hot hand.' How hot? Fiery. In his last two starts against the Bears and Saints, Kaepernick has 474 yards, 4 total TDs, and 1 INT. With these stats averaged over a 16 game season, he would have 3,792 yards and 32 TDs.Not including the game he left with an injury in the calculation, Alex Smith would have 3,318 yards and 24 TDs over 16 games. But re...
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