Originally Posted by baja
The trouble with that idea is Kaepernick would not have the benefit of the first team reps so the playing field would against him. If Smith is deemed not ready to play for health reasons Kaepernick gets the reps. And the announcement could have waited until Thursday giving NO no time to prepare for the kid.
Not really, it's Kaepernick who needs to be prepared regardless. If he's such a great QB it won't matter, right?