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Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 2:41 p.m. MST

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Editor's note: Colin Kaepernick went from relative obscurity to the center of the spotlight in a mere month's time. When Alex Smith went down with a concussion, Kaepernick took complete advantage of the opportunity, wresting the starting position from the former No. 1 draft pick and Ute standout. Randy Hollis explains why Smith deserves what he calls a "Drew Bledsoe" moment.

There's no denying that Colin Kaepernick is a tremendous talent, a dynamic double-threat quarterback who has a rocket-launcher for an arm and a guy who often makes opposing defenses pay because he can run like a deer, too.

He's got the San Francisco 49ers playing for the Super Bowl championship a week from today, and it'd be pretty darned difficult to argue with the 49ers' decision "to go with the guy who's got the hot hand."

That's the way San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh sized things up back in November, when he was weighing his options after Kaepernick's impressive performance in his first NFL start, a 32-7 victory over the Chicago Bears.

Continue reading about Smith and Kaepernick.

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