Copied from ESPN Insider regarding an interview with the Reno Gazette Journal...
After a one-year internship working under Alex Smith in the Jim Harbaugh-Greg Roman school of offensive football -- and with a full offseason ahead, thanks to the lack of a lockout this year -- rising second-year pro Colin Kaepernick feels that he is ready to mount a serious challenge for the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback job.
In an interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal, Kaepernick responded to a reader-submitted question as to his aims for the 2012 campaign. "I plan on being in San Francisco and plan on trying to take the starting job," Kaepernick responded. "That's what your goal is as a football player."
He also added that he believes he'll get "a fair shot" at wrangling the starting job away from Smith -- who, as we know, is unsigned, but expected back. With a full spring and summer of working with Harbaugh, Roman and the rest, this could be quite a battle in training camp.
Time will tell. drafted a guy gave him a a year on the bench. Time to see if he's got it. Seems like he had a fair chance early last year but just looked shell shocked once he got in the game. So hopefully a year of learning has settled him down. Personally I'm skeptical of his throwing motion but I'm intrigued to see what he can bring,
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
i think he has a realistic shot, harbaugh will play the better man at qb
can we please wait untill camp opens up before we anoint a person who has thrown five regular season passes as our savior. It is so funny that so many people hate alex so much they are perfectly ok with handing the keys over to this kid. It is actually sad but whatever
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