Originally Posted by Dread-Head
Thought Kaepernick was a rookie. If he wasn't ESPN and the powers that be sure as hell made it seem like their narrative was "Harbaugh gives rookie nod over veteran...and goes to superbowl."
Harbaugh drafted Kaepernick in his first season as HC of the 49ers... 2011. Most people didn't expect Alex Smith to finish the season as their starting QB. But they were on a roll, making it to the NFC Championship with very little resistance.
2012 was Harbaugh & Kaepernicks second season with the 49ers.