Alex Smith & Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Should The 49ers Keep Alex Smith As Insurance?

Short of the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints—teams that employ quarterbacks with proven track records who have a handful of productive years ahead of them—the San Francisco 49ers just might have the best quarterback situation in the entire NFL.


Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders is stopped for a loss by Shaun Phillips #95 of the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30, 2012 in San Diego, California.

Raiders Want To See If Pryor Can Be Dual-Threat QB

After watching the success athletic quarterbacks had this past season in the NFL, new Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson wants to see if he has one of those dual-threat runner-passers on his roster.


Former Oakland Raider QB JaMarcus Russell (Greg Trott/Getty Images)

Former 49er Jeff Garcia Mentoring JaMarcus Russell During Comeback Attempt

Drafted first overall in 2007 following an MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl for LSU, JaMarcus Russell signed a six-year contract with the Raiders that included $31.5 milllion guaranteed. He was out of the league after three seasons.


Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner gives instructions to quarterback Alex Smith at the San Francisco 49ers training camp on, August 2, 2006 in Santa Clara, California. (David Paul Morris/ Getty Images)

Alex Smith Sings Praises Of Former Coordinator Norv Turner

Regardless of the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith is expected to ask for his release in the offseason after losing his starting position to Colin Kaepernick.


Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kaepernick Remains Humble Despite 49ers Playoff Success

Even though Colin Kaepernick already has two playoff wins under his belt, he’s not letting that go to his head. “I just try to keep my head down and keep working,” he said.


Divisional Playoffs - Green Bay Packers v San Franciso 49ers

Hometown Hero Kaepernick Has Turlock On Super Bowl High

San Francisco 49ers sensation Colin Kaepernick has fans in his Central Valley hometown of Turlock beaming now that his stellar play has helped lead the team to the Super Bowl.


NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons

GameDay: Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Niners Success

San Francisco set an NFC Championship record with a 17-point comeback win by shutting out a Falcons team that put up 24 first half points. What it tells me is that this 49er team can win even when it’s not playing its best football.


Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball against nose tackle B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kaepernick Proving Pistol Offense Can Work In The NFL

Despite all those gaudy statistics and impressive physical skills, Colin Kaepernick faced plenty of questions coming out of Nevada about whether he was the product of a gimmicky college offense that would have no chance of working in the pros.


NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 25: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers speaks with head coach Jim Harbaugh during a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 25, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

GameDay: Harbaugh Playing Mad Scientist With Creation Of Kaepernick

I’d like to see a raise of hands for all those who thought Kaepernick was a good idea at mid-season. I thought so. How about all those who thought Harbaugh was nuts? That’s more like it.


Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders hands off the ball to Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders (Ed Jay Photography)

Pryor To Get 1st Start At QB For Raiders

Terrelle Pryor will make his first career start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in their season finale in San Diego.





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