The 49ers are simply spoiled at quarterback. Second-year signal-caller Colin Kaepernick is gaining believers nationwide after he helped lead the 49ers to a 31-21 road victory at New Orleans in his second career start on Sunday, following San Francisco’s 6-2-1 start to the season with Alex Smith.
“It’s all quite entertaining to discuss,” Purdy wrote. “We keep learning more about Kaepernick with every passing day. Donte Whitner, the 49ers safety who also scored on an interception return, has become friendly with Kaepernick because the two often find themselves working out simultaneously at the team’s practice facility in Santa Clara. Whitner said that Kaepernick is often the first man to show up on the premises.”
Today’s Morning Tailgate rounds up more headlines from New Orleans and shows you why it pays to wear a 49ers jacket when walking around the Bay Area.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated thought the 49ers made the right choice with Kaepernick on Sunday.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com said the team victory trumped any quarterback discussion after the Week 12 win.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com wrote that Kaepernick and the defense led the 49ers to victory.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee examined Kaepernick after his two solid starts.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle discussed Ahmad Brooks’ game-changing interception return for a touchdown.
Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle shared the story of a lucky Faithful Fan who had an encounter with 49ers CEO Jed York.
Maiocco broke down the strong defensive effort by the 49ers, which included two return touchdowns.
Barrows spoke to Brooks following his big game in the 31-21 win.
Maiocco addressed fan questions regarding the future of rookies LaMichael James and A.J. Jenkins.
Inman discussed the quarterback situation after Kaepernick’s strong start.
Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle gave his take on the 49ers quarterbacks.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated commented on the current state of the 49ers.
49ers.com provided a recap of the big road win (video/story/photos) and also looked at the contributions from Kaepernick and the defense. Scott Kegley and Taylor Price of 49ers.com also broke down the victory in the latest edition of Cover 2 presented by AAA.
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