Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick: Who Should Start?

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Alex Smith vs. Colin Kaepernick: Who Should Start?
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The 49ers have a quarterback controversy. 

There is no denying it at this point. The entire nation watched the backup quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, shred one of the best defenses in the NFL. He did it with his arm, his legs, and showed his mind is able to compete at the top level too. You would think that a performance like his would guarantee a starting spot the next week. On this team, it doesn't.

The problem is that Kaepernick started a game for the defending NFC West champions. He started a game for a team that just missed a chance to go to the Super Bowl last year. He started in place of a quarterback, Alex Smith, who was one pass short of setting a record for completion percentage in a game just two weeks ago. 

Alex Smith has played the way he needs to play...most of the time. He has had a good year this year. He had a great year last year. Could one good start from a backup really cost him his job? 

So, who starts next Sunday against the Saints

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