Originally posted by ads_2006:sucks what happened to him
Nothing "happened to him." He got a concussion, but that certainly is not the reason he lost the starting job. The writing was already on the wall - Kaepernick was Harbaugh's handpicked QB. They moved up to draft him, then they structured Alex's contract so they could release him without taking a hit after the first year. They were waiting for Kaepernick to be ready. The concussion only allowed them to find out that Kaepernick was already good to go. Alex lost his job because Kaepernick is a better QB in the eyes of the coaches and most fans.
So, the only thing that "happened to him" was a better QB came along. Let's stop acting like the concussion is the reason he's riding the bench.
I'm not trying to talk down on Alex, but this is the truth. He has limitations as a QB and will never be the guy that can carry a team or take over a game. He is the epitome of a "game manager" QB - make safe throws, take very few risks and protect the football. That isn't a bad thing when you have an elite defense and top running game.