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.
Raiders Want To See If Pryor Can Be Dual-Threat QBAfter 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 49er Jeff Garcia Mentoring JaMarcus Russell During Comeback AttemptDrafted 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.
Alex Smith Sings Praises Of Former Coordinator Norv TurnerRegardless 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.
Kaepernick Remains Humble Despite 49ers Playoff SuccessEven 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.
Hometown Hero Kaepernick Has Turlock On Super Bowl HighSan 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.
GameDay: Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Niners SuccessSan 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.
Kaepernick Proving Pistol Offense Can Work In The NFLDespite 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.
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.
Pryor To Get 1st Start At QB For RaidersTerrelle Pryor will make his first career start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in their season finale in San Diego.
Aaron Rodgers: Alex Smith Needs To 'Go Somewhere He Gets Appreciated'Rodgers went on NFL Total Access and seemed to vent his frustrations with the entire way Smith's injury was handled by Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers.
Harbaugh Sticking With Kaepernick At Quarterback Against MiamiColin Kaepernick's first two weeks as the 49ers' starting quarterback quashed any notion of a "controversy." But after an overtime loss to the Rams on Sunday, plenty of questions about his viability as the starter emerged.
49ers' Smith Says QB Situation 'Sucks'Alex Smith is trying to understand how he lost his job as starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers a month after being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Harbaugh: 49ers Could Mix And Match QuarterbacksAlex Smith is supportive of Colin Kaepernick’s success, even if the second-year pro takes Smith’s starting job as 49ers quarterback.
Daily Madden: Why Rookie QBs Can Succeed EarlyFirst year NFL quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are playing well as starters this season.