Dalton would have made more sense at the time because he was more ready for the NFL, and especially since we didn't have any good backup to Smith at the time. But Kaep certainly had more upside athletically but needed more time to get developed. We were very lucky Smith didn't get injured last year.
It's a tribute to Kaep on the way he has developed himself with Harbaugh's help. He looks a lot better with time and dropping back in the pocket. All he needs to do is reading the defense and anticipate from the plays better. Especially in the red zone. I think they are doing that slowly with Kaep. The dude will be on fire next year. More receiving weapons for Kaep please Baalke.
I'm thinking league MVP
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Jan 28, 2013 at 9:16 AM ]