Let me start by saying that the future of this team is under Colin Kaepernick. I understand that Alex Smith was keeping the QB spot warm, until Harbaugh found his guy. I’m ready and looking forward to the Colin Kaepernick Era, but just not now.
The 49ers have four games left in the season and in order to win the West they need to win three of four or win two of four as long as one of those wins is against the Seattle Seahawks. Realistically, the Seahawks can win out. They have games against the Cardinals, Bills, 49ers and Rams. Of those four, three of them are in Seattle. At this time the 49ers can not afford anymore games like they played against the Rams. The 49ers need to win out and lock up that bye week in the playoffs.
Alex Smith is leading the NFL in completion percentage, before being benched he was 27 of 29 for over 400 yards and 4 touchdowns. Alex is smart and does his best to avoid turnovers. With that being said, Alex Smith should be the starting QB and not Colin Kaepernick. Believe me, I was on the Kaepernick bandwagon after the Bears and Saints games, but after watching him yesterday, I’m not ready to put the ball in his hands. Kaepernick made mistakes that I honestly believe Alex doesn’t make. The 49ers can not afford to go with essentially a rookie, who is still learning the nuances of the game. I’d rather put my trust in Alex Smith dink and dunking and not committing turnovers, than a QB who is still getting his feet wet.
I can not reiterate enough that I know Kaepernick is the future of this team and I’m good with that, but in the middle of a Super Bowl run, I think Alex Smith is the better man for the job.
I know that Harbaugh isn’t going to go back on his decision and Kaepernick is the QB from here on out. I hate to say it but I feel that decision is going to come back and bite him in the ass and leave a lot of people second guessing.