Every team in the NFC West thinks they can contend in 2011. That makes 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision at quarterback all the more difficult.
Do you look to the future sooner than later with Colin Kaepernick or do you trot out Alex Smith again? While Harbaugh has admitted Smith is the favorite once he signs, Kaeperick said on PFT Live Friday that Harbaugh has promised the best players will play, no matter who they are.
“So to me, I see that as an open competition, an open opportunity at the quarterback position,” Kaepernick told Florio.
We know this much: 49ers fans will be howling for Kaepernick to hit the field at the first hint of trouble from Smith.
Remember: This is the same fanbase that chanted David Carr’s name last year.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!