Lots of discussion going back to the Arizona Cardinals game, Kaepernick’s performance against the Rams and Bears, and the logic–or lack thereof–in giving Kaepernick a start against the Saints.
This was recorded Tuesday, before the word came through Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter’s source that Kaepernick had been given the start. Not knowing whether or not Smith would be cleared to play until Friday, it makes sense to let Kaepernick have the bulk of starter reps during practice leading up to this game. If you’re Harbaugh, you want to see what Kaepernick has on the road, and a relatively soft Saints defense gives him a good opportunity.
As I think more about this, because of the way Alex has played himself into the top of some league rankings, my money says Alex Smith is back as the starter on the road against the Rams December 2nd.