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12:28 AM ET 11.20 | Following the San Francisco 49ers' dominating 32-7 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, a quarterback controversy is brewing. It's hard to imagine that Alex Smith's job is not safe after winning 20 of the team's last 26 games and being the third-rated passer in the league, but that is the case after Colin Kaepernick came out and put on an incredible performance for the 49ers on the NFL's center stage. Kaepernick went 16-of-23 for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He recorded a passer rating of 133.1. The opportunity to put his skills on display on the national stage was just what Kaepernick needed to show he was the real deal and the future of the San Francisco 49ers. In his previous appearances this season, Kaepernick has made plays with his legs. However, he wanted to show the world that he was just as dangerous with his arm. On the night, Kaepernick rushed the ball only four times for 12 yards. After the night, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh added fuel to the fire when he was asked who the team's starting quarterback would be next week. "We'll see," Harbaugh said during the post-game press conference. "I tend to go with the hot hand."

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November 20, 2012  02:54 PM ET

Yay for Kappy!!

November 20, 2012  02:54 PM ET

Not really a controversy at all. Start Kaepernick and press on.

Go Niners!

November 20, 2012  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Yay for Kappy!!

Smith will be back as the starter when he is healthy.

November 20, 2012  03:17 PM ET

Let Smith rest until his concussion is completely healed, then throw him back in. You don't bench the league's number three passer because of an injury.

November 20, 2012  03:34 PM ET

Would they rather have the kind of quarterback controversy they have in Kansas City?

November 20, 2012  04:16 PM ET
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Let Smith rest until his concussion is completely healed, then throw him back in. You don't bench the league's number three passer because of an injury.

Number three passer in completions of under five yards maybe. It would take a lot of luck and a better defense even than they have in SF for a QB like Smith to win it all. Only guy in recent memory to do so was Dilfer and let's be honest...that defense was better all around with several HOF guys across the board. Game managers don't win titles.

November 20, 2012  04:18 PM ET

Wasn't this a topic earlier today? I guess someone deemed the controversy "official" now.

November 20, 2012  04:57 PM ET

Before throwing Smith under the bus let's see if Kaepernick has 2 good games under his belt.

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November 20, 2012  05:32 PM ET
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Smith should be the starter. Let them battle for the job next summer if you like, but now is not the time to make a change.

Agreed. He would have had them in the SB last year if not for special teams play. CK may become a starter or he could have just had a good game. If they think he's the long term guy they want at QB then trade Smith in the off season for draft picks. With the number of teams needing a QB they could likely swing some pretty good deals.

November 20, 2012  05:35 PM ET
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Before throwing Smith under the bus let's see if Kaepernick has 2 good games under his belt.

Agree...let's not jump the gun here....the kid had a real nice game...but then again everyone on the team had a real nice game.....

November 20, 2012  05:58 PM ET
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Would they rather have the kind of quarterback controversy they have in Kansas City?

They don't have an NFL QB in Kansas City.

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November 20, 2012  06:32 PM ET

They never wanted Smith!!!

November 20, 2012  07:25 PM ET

Looking Good, but Smith will get his job back when he's healthy!!!

November 20, 2012  07:26 PM ET

No Quarterback controversy in Arizona. How do you pick between Larry, Moe, or Curly.

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November 20, 2012  07:57 PM ET

F em todds Smith under the bus, no one likes him anyway

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November 20, 2012  08:52 PM ET

its not Kappy its KAP!

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