Originally Posted by niko
I think we agree, i don't like the timing. Rookie QB's (which Kaepernick essentially is) have a learning curve and generally have a few horrific weeks. So to me, i get the switch. NEXT YEAR. In preseason. Doing it now essentially puts your growing pains in the playoffs. Because like you, i don't see the flipping work.
Smith was playing well, he had a few hiccups but everyone does. I think Smith gives the Niners a better chance. (If the Giants play the Niners in the playoffs, i rather Kaepernick be in there. I think our pass rush against a rookie QB in a huge spot will rattle him. I don't think Smith would be rattled, he might make mistakes just because anyone can and will, but i could see Kaepernick cracking.
I don't get it but i guess we'll see how it plays out.
The only rookie/young QB's who was able to make this switch in midseason and win the SB was Brady when Bledsoe got hurt. Rothlesberger started majority of the season his rookie yr and got eliminated in the championship game. Rookie QB's are waiting to crack under pressure