Colin Kaepernick: 5 Reasons the 49ers Rookie QB Should Start This Year

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Colin Kaepernick: 5 Reasons the 49ers Rookie QB Should Start This Year
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Will Colin Kaepernick bring success back to San Francisco?

A new NFL season is around the corner and the San Francisco 49ers, who haven’t been in the playoffs since 2002, want to get back to postseason football. The question fans and experts ask themselves is: who should be the starting QB for the Niners?

No. 1-overall pick Alex Smith, who has not done anything so far other than play below his potential, or rookie Colin Kaepernick, who was selected 36th overall in this year's draft.

The final decision lies with new 49ers’ Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, but the following five reasons explain why Kaepernick might be the better choice to realize the teams goals.  

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