Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/29/12
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...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sean Payton on firing Rob Ryan: Status quo ‘would be madness’

Report: Blue Jackets listening to offers for Ryan Johansen

Report: Greg Hardy cancels club event after 'catching heat'

Jed Lowrie returning to Oakland after A's-Astros trade

Mike Pettine discusses Johnny Manziel’s present, future

John Farrell: Ortiz's retirement announcement 'bittersweet'


Mark McGwire expected to be named Padres bench coach

Belichick on Peyton Manning benching: 'It's not our decision'

Report: Baylor's Jarrett Stidham out for regular season

Reporter believes Browns are 'ready to move on' from Manziel

Slow start not a problem for Utah Jazz

Marshawn Lynch to be out a month following hernia surgery

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Blue Jays fans create website in effort to keep David Price

The five most overrated teams in the Week 13 coaches' poll

10 storylines for Week 13 of the college football season

Ranking the 10 best games of 2015 college football rivalry week

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Mike Trout, four years in

Tom Brady on ‘Rex Ryan!’ line call: It’s ‘in the playbook’

Five NFL teams trending downward

Not so fast, USC: Eagles Chip Kelly buys Philly-area home

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker