San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons Alex Smith Is Out and Colin Kaepernick Is In

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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons Alex Smith Is Out and Colin Kaepernick Is In
Colin Kaepernick at the Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles

Many articles will be published about how great Alex Smith is today. I wanted to serve a bit of reality to my friends in the Niner Faithful.

We have all read the ruckus. Column after column describing what some 49er fans would call the beginning to the greatest comeback in NFL history.

"Alex is leading his team," "Alex Smith is taking control of the 49ers," and so on and so forth.

Even the fans who couldn't stand Alex two weeks ago are now singing his praises.

Well, I'm not. At least not the same song.

I appreciate him organizing the team and teaching (what he knows of) the playbook to them. Every 49er fan should be grateful for that.

He should also be commended for his good attitude, as usual. This is all great stuff.

But make no mistake, Alex is not going to be playing QB in San Francisco for long. Alex is a warm body. Nothing more than a tool to help the new 49er quarterback transition to his new position.

Coach Jim Harbaugh has already chosen his next prodigy, and it's Colin Kaepernick.

I could write 20, but here are the five most obvious reasons Alex Smith is out and Colin Kaepernick is in.

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