Smith and coached the team to the first Division Title since 2002, the first NFC Championship since 1997. He chose
Kaepernick. Smith is good but has flaws. He seems to freeze under pressure and makes mistakes, too. He plays on a very good team with a good coaching staff already. He has done well but is concussed, which can represent an additional vulnerability. Kaepernick doesn't have all the experience but he appears to me to have all the skills and an additional resourcefulness when the going gets tough. Barring injury, he will get better. A very good coach has decided. We'll see.