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Lowell Cohn: Early in career, Colin Kaepernick on par with legends

  • Colin Kaepernick scrambles out of the pocket on in the 1st quarter on Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers, 34-28, in the season opener at Candlestick Park on Sunday, September 8, 2013,
    (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

SANTA CLARA -- It's an off-day for 49ers football. The Green Bay game recedes in the rearview mirror. The Seattle game looms in the distance. And that means it's time for a midweek thought question:

Is Colin Kaepernick more advanced than Joe Montana and Steve Young at a similar stage of their careers?

San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers


We are not asking if Kaepernick is better or will be better or is nicer. We are asking where they stand — and stood — at this stage, Season Three.

Got that?

For starters, let's consult 49ers' coach Jim Harbaugh who considered the question in a hallway at 49ers' headquarters after his Monday news conference.

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