Originally posted by 49ersGiantspride:
We can say Willis, Bowman or any of the (defensive)Smiths but Alex is the most important player when we lost him last week the team lost the momentum they had when they scored that Crabtree touchdown. They looked even more out of sync, his worth was proven after he was out, Kap may have a good future but right now he's not ready, Alex right now is the offenses undisputed leader.
Kaepernick's performance against Chicago suggests otherwise.
On top of that, Kaepernick brought us back against the Rams. If Akers pulled his head out of his backside we would have won that game. Alex Smith is replaceable with Harbaugh's tutelage. Don't fool yourself. Jim Harbaugh can teach another QB to make safe throws and not turn the ball over.
Anyway, since age is a factor, I'd have to go with Aldon. Justin Smith is getting up in age, otherwise it would be him without question.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Nov 24, 2012 at 9:41 AM ]