San Francisco 49ers Tale of the Tape: QB Colin Kaepernick vs. QB Scott Tolzien

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San Francisco 49ers Tale of the Tape: QB Colin Kaepernick vs. QB Scott Tolzien
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With quarterback Alex Smith confirmed by San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh as the team's starters for 2011, the emphasis now turns to who will serve as his backup this season.

With the release of veteran journeyman Josh McCown, the Niners will now rely on rookies Colin Kaepernick and newly signed Scott Tolzien to possibly fill in for Smith should he go down or be benched for poor play.

While neither player has had a great deal of playing time (neither player has thrown more than 50 passes in their debut preseason), here are the background and preseason numbers for the two backups.

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