Originally Posted by boltaneer
Alex Smith also got the hook in SF. If he was so great, why did that happen?
Harbaugh drafted Kaepernick to replace Smith and he finally pulled the trigger last year.
Harbaugh had no ties with Alex Smith. This happens all the time. No way was Kaepernick ready his rookie season.
Very rare that a QB doing that well for your team gets pulled. They were an OT loss away from the SB the year before and the 49ers were I believe 7-2 when Alex Smtih got his concussion ultimately leading to being benched.