The San Francisco 49ers have made their decision to go with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback, rather than Alex Smith. Coach Harbaugh announced Wednesday that Kaepernick will suit up this upcoming Sunday when the 49ers take on the St. Louis Rams in Missouri. Alex Smith was knocked out of action with a concussion nearly three weeks ago against the Rams when they played in San Francisco. The teams went on to tie that game.
Smith is surely over his concussion, and the decision was purely based on play. Smith has not struggled by any means this season, and has managed games extremely well. The changing of the guard simply seems to be because Kaepernick can do more then manage the games. Kaepernick have made all the throws from short touch passes to long darts. At the same time, he has shown the ability to not turn the ball over as well.
In comparison, the following is what the two quarterbacks have done up to this point. Smith has passed for 1731 yards and 13 touchdowns this season while throwing 5 interceptions. Kaepernick has already thrown for 680 yards and 3 touchdowns to this point with just 1 interception. Kaepernick has also rushed for over 200 yards and 4 scores. It is simple to see that Colin is a much better threat and can pose way more problems for opposing teams. Kaepernick surely make the team less one-dimensional then they have been in the past and could be many people’s clear favorite to make the Super Bowl. This is certainly a story to continue to monitor, as things could get dicey if Kaepernick struggles.