NFL Player Poll: Players Say Let Alex Smith Return as San Francisco 49ers Quarterback

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138 Players Polled: 60% of the players polled say that Alex Smith should be able to return as the starting quarterback of the 49ers, while 40% say to let Colin Kaepernick keep playing.

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“The 49ers are blessed to have this problem,” said Jeremy Newberry. “I’ve seen posts that say Colin has to play his way out of lineup. I think it's Alex's job until he plays his way out of the lineup. He leads the NFL in completion percentage.”

San Francisco’s head coach, Jim Harbaugh, says he'll settle on his starting quarterback for this Sunday’s game on Wednesday. Colin Kaepernick has had two good starts, but will Alex Smith get to keep his job after recovering from a concussion? SOTL.com, The Voice of the Players, polled more than 138 current and former NFL players and asked their opinion as to who Jim Harbaugh should start.

60% of the players polled say that Alex Smith should be able to return as the starting quarterback of the 49ers, while 40% say to let Colin Kaepernick keep playing. Fan votes differ slightly with a 55% / 45% ratio.

The former center for the 49ers, Jeremy Newberry, weighed in on the matter on the site: “The 49ers are blessed to have this problem,” said Newberry. “I’ve seen posts that say Colin has to play his way out of lineup. I think it's Alex's job until he plays his way out of the lineup. He leads the NFL in completion percentage.”

Former Super Bowl Champion, Antonio Piece also weighed in by commenting “It’s time for a change in SF, let the new era begin.”

To read all players and fan comments, visit http://www.sotl.com.

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