49ers Won’t Have Alex Smith Tonight vs Chicago – Kaepernick to Start

The Niners will have to take on the Bears tonight without the services of QB Alex Smith according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. The report says that Smith was not cleared by an independent neurologist, and therefore it will be Colin Kaepernick starting for the Niners against Chicago. The game will feature the backup for […]

Gridiron Gab Rapid Recap: 49’ers Slam Jets 34-0

A week after getting beat in all three phases by the Vikings, the 49ers took out their frustration Sunday in New Jersey, pounding Mark Sanchez and the Jets 34-0. The Niners punched the Jets in the mouth, rushing for more than 200 yards and Carlos Rogers returned a fumble 51 yards for a touchdown after […]

San Francisco Inks QB Alex Smith to a One-Year Deal

In a move that was expected as soon as free agency started, the 49’ers have given quarterback Alex Smith a one-year deal that reports say is worth $5 mil. San Francisco picked Colin Kaepernick in the second round out of Nevada in April’s draft, but Smith had been expected to return as the 49ers’ starting […]

49’ers Draft Pick QB Colin Kaepernick Had Lower Leg Surgery

Matthew Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports second-round draft pick Colin Kaepernick had a minor surgical procedure on his lower left leg shortly after the draft, the former Nevada quarterback said Friday afternoon. The 49ers were aware of the procedure, which is not expected to have any long-term effects on Kaepernick and will not linger […]

Scout’s Inc. Williamson Loves the 49’ers Pick of QB Colin Kaepernick

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. talked to Mike Sando on ESPN about the pick of QB Colin Kaepernick, and Williamson flat out thinks the QB is going to the perfect team in 2011. “Cincinnati screwed up taking Andy Dalton over Kaepernick. I hadn’t thought of it in these terms, but we had Greg Cosell on […]

Source Says San Francisco Wanted to Move Up to Take Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick

Frank Tadych of reports league sources told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora that the 49ers were “persistent” in trying to land Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick, exploring trade options at the end of the first round before initiating talks with the Patriots and Bills at the top of the second. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reported […]

Three Reasons Why Alex Smith Should Be The 49ers Starter

Is Smith Still The Answer In San Fran? The mere look at this article’s title may make you cringe. You may be thinking, “No, not another year!” or “I’d rather be a Cleveland Browns fan!”. I understand your frustration. Year after year, the former first draft pick does a fantastic job at consistently underperforming and […]

49ers Trade Up And Draft Nevada QB; Get Smith’s Potential Successor Kaepernick at 36

Miami Was Considering Kaepernick At #15 The 49ers acquired Denver’s second-round pick (36th overall). The Broncos get the 49ers’ second-round pick (No. 45), fourth-round pick (No. 108) and fifth-round pick (No. 141). NFL Draft Countdown’s Scouting Report on Colin Kaepernick: Height: 6-4 5/8 | Weight: 233 | 40-Time: 4.53 Strengths: • Excellent size with prototypical […]