Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick: Which QB Has the Edge in Key Categories?

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Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick: Which QB Has the Edge in Key Categories?
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Alex Smith (left) and Colin Kaepernick

A 7-2-1 team isn’t supposed to have a quarterback controversy, but second-year San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has played himself into exactly that with incumbent Alex Smith, according to NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus.

Kaepernick was brilliant in Smith’s absence last night. Like all players, each has his strengths and weaknesses. Smith has a larger body of work, which will earn him the benefit of the doubt in current comparisons between the two quarterbacks.

Here’s how they stack up to one another after Kaepernick’s first career start.

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