Here is the opening to my Friday column about Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith, and it’s based on Thursday night’s game:


Colin Kaerpernick is a more gifted quarterback than Alex Smith. Not a better quarterback. More gifted.

Eventually, Kaepernick also will be a better quarterback than Smith — it could happen this season.

On Thursday night in the fourth exhibition game — the one that means almost nothing — Kaepernick once again demonstrated his gifts. Call them prodigious.

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