San Francisco 49ers: Should Jim Harbaugh Start Colin Kaepernick from Day 1?

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San Francisco 49ers: Should Jim Harbaugh Start Colin Kaepernick from Day 1?
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49er Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Has Some Tough Decisions

As Jim Harbaugh prepares for his first season as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the first question he will need to answer is who will be his opening day quarterback.

Harbaugh has two realistic options, Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.  Smith, the much maligned veteran is expected to sign with the 49ers once the lockout is lifted.  On the other hand, the 49ers traded up to get Kaepernick in the second round of the recent draft and will want him on the field as soon as possible.

I will list the pro's and con's of starting Kaepernick on day 1, then conclude with my recommendation.

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