After going 2-0 in his first two starts in the NFL San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has put Colin Kaepernick back at #2 on the depth chart behind returning starter Alex Smith.
According to Harbaugh.
“Alex Smith is our starting quarterback. He has not done anything to lose that job. In fact, he’s playing at a very high level. Also, Colin Kaepernick, you can’t categorize him as a backup quarterback, because he’s started games and played very well in those games. The guys will be hammered. You go to Colin, you go to Alex, ‘Should you be the starter?’ He’s got no good answer for you. He says, ‘Yes, I should be the starter’ — we’re talking either one — and you look like you’re just building up yourself. If you say no, then they hammer you because you don’t think you should be the starter. Then the people, so-called subject matter experts, who talk about, “You should be making a fuss about it or a stink about it, you shouldn’t be that accommodating,” it sends a completely wrong message, to me, for young athletes out there, or high school quarterbacks, where their coach is trying to tell them it’s about the team and all of us working together. So that one gets me upset. That’s not what our two guys are about.”
It will be hard to bench the 2nd year QB from Nevada. Kaepernick became the toast of the Bay Area after his last two games. Women in the stands were even holding up signs asking Colin Kaepernick to marry them. I’m not quite sure how his girlfriend feels about that.