Projected Record: 11-4-1 (No. 2 seed)
Things have gotten interesting for the San Francisco 49ers, as a quarterback change this late in the season could cause some bumps in the road. Jim Harbaugh's decision to name Colin Kaepernick the starting quarterback brings more explosiveness to the offense, but it also increases the likelihood of a mistake.
Kaepernick has proven he can move the offense. However, his lack of experience is something that could result in some problems. Inexperienced quarterbacks have a tendency to rush throws, misread the defense and make turnovers.
We saw an example of this against the New Orleans Saints. Kaepernick mishandled the snap, rushed the throw and it resulted in an interception.
This 49ers team is still winning games and has defeated two tough teams in the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints in the past two weeks. Those wins both came with Kaepernick in the starting lineup.
So, it's tough to fault Harbaugh for his decision. However, there's more than a few ways it could backfire.