3 Key Reasons Why Alex Smith Won't Finish the Season as the 49ers' Starting QB

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3 Key Reasons Why Alex Smith Won't Finish the Season as the 49ers' Starting QB
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Alex Smith will open the season as the 49ers' starter

Alex Smith will open the season as the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Over the second half of training camp and in the 49ers' final preseason game against the Chargers, Smith distanced himself from Colin Kaepernick.

It has become clear that Smith has a stronger command of the offense and also understands opposing defenses much better than Kaepernick. As the 49ers' second-round draft pick, Kaepernick has a world of talent and athletic ability, but he is just not ready to be a starter in the NFL.

However, let's take a closer look at three potential reasons why Smith might not end the season as the 49ers' starting quarterback.

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