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Smith’s most poignant response to the situation was, "I feel like the only thing I did to lose my job was get a concussion."
As strong-armed second-year pro, Kaepernick led the 49ers to the NFC championship and a 34-31 loss to Baltimore in the Super Bowl in which the 49ers missed several chances in the waning moments. The 49ers are now looking for a backup for him.
The 28-year-old Smith struggled for most of his career in San Francisco, plagued as much by coaching and constant coordinator changes as by his own indecisiveness. But when Harbaugh became coach in January 2011, Smith blossomed under the former QB’s guidance. He was among the league leaders in passer rating (104.1) with a 70.2 completion percentage when he got hurt last season.
Fox Sports first reported the deal Wednesday.
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