Originally Posted by Scooter
kaepernick again this week. i cant say i agree with this route, not during what could be a deep playoff run. kaepernick may end up being the better player, or may be better already, but why would you warm up a rookie for the playoffs (thus taking reps away from smith) when the odds of post season success are much higher with your veteran?
Because Smith was never Harbaugh's guy. Harbaugh drafted Kaepernick to be his QB for the future. Once he threw Kaepernick into the fire and produced, the future is now. The Niners were never going to keep Smith in 2013, so why not give your future QB the reins? Smith has never been more than a game manager. Kaepernick has potential through the roof. Harbaugh is certainly making the right call