Recently there has been a lot of controversy swirling around the San Francisco 49ers and the quarterback controversy between Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. While Smith has been a productive player who has put up impressive stats thus far this season, he was lost to the 49ers with a concussion against the Bears. There remains an assumption that while Smith has cleared the concussion test, he has been and will continue to be held out of games to allow for Kaepernick to get a chance to show what he can do as the starter.
Kaepernick is in just his second year with the 49ers after being seleted in the 2nd round of the NFL draft to challenge Smith for the starting position after he had struggled mightily since being drafted with the 1st overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. While some have been arguing that the coaching staff is purposely holding him out and claiming it is for his own good in his recovery from a concussion, the team should not have to worry. They are going with the hot hand at quarterback while also seeing what they have waiting in the wings for quarterback.