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Season grades: Quarterbacks

Smith was playing his best before being injured

The 49ers had their best season at the quarterback position in 2012 since the days that Jeff Garcia was running around doing everything at QB while earning three consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl a decade ago. Here we break down the season of every quarterback on the roster in detail and hand out season grades to each player.

Colin Kaepernick The athletic and versatile playmaker began his second season with the 49ers getting occasional bit cameo roles within the offense during the first half of the year. He ended the season as one of the NFL's new sensations and rising forces at the position after taking the 49ers within five yards of winning the Super Bowl. Kaepernick displayed his athleticism and ability to make...

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