According to Jim Trotter of SI.com, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has told Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick is their new starting quarterback.
BREAKING: Jim Harbaugh has informed Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday, per source. Said decision not based on health.
— Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) November 22, 2012
This is not shocking at all with how well Kaepernick played this past Monday night. Smith has also played well, but the 49ers did draft Kaepernick in the second round of the 2011 draft to one day be their starting quarterback. Now is that time.