Pause here so that San Francisco fans can complete their sighs.
No, Kaepernick will not be on the Candlestick Park grass very long Thursday night against the Broncos.
But this fact should blow your balloons back up: With three quarters to split between them, there will be plenty of time to evaluate reserve signal-callers competing to for the No. 2 job. Second-year man
It seemed safe to assume at the start of training camp that this was a two-man race, between Tolzien and McCoy, acquired via trade with the Cleveland Browns this offseason. But Daniels, a seventh-round draft pick entering his rookie season, has impressed Harbaugh enough to be included in the discussion.
“It’s very even,” Harbaugh said. “And very much looking forward to the games and future practices to determine that, but it’s not clear cut at that position.”
For more news on the team entering its first exhibition game of 2013, check out this edition of the Morning Tailgate links.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle identified two interesting players to watch Thursday.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com identified three things to watch for in the preseason opener.
Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News wonders if the 49ers and Broncos could meet again in February.
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