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  1. Why Kaepernick trade would be unthinkable

    Bill Williamson

    Five years ago this week, an NFL rarity occurred - a young, rising starting quarterback was traded. Ending a swift feud between new coach Josh McDaniels and Jay Cutler, the Denver Broncos traded the quarterback to the Chicago Bears. The Bears paid...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Reflecting on Kaepernick's first 16 starts

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Colin Kaepernick finally has a full season as an NFL starting quarterback on his resume. Kaepernick is in his first full season as a starter after being a second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. He came into th...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  3. San Francisco 49ers claim McLeod Bethel-Thompson, release John Sk...

    Bill Williamson

    In the latest sign that the San Francisco 49ers are not comfortable with their backup behind starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the team released John Skelton and claimed former Minnesota Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  4. San Francisco 49ers sign John Skelton

    Bill Williamson

    Former Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback John Skelton has chosen to continue his career with NFC West foe San Francisco.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  5. Inside the Terrelle Pryor decision

    Bill Williamson

    Multiple news outlets are reporting that Terrelle Pryor, not Matt Flynn, will open as the Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback this season. This is no shock, and I have long stumped for this outcome. Some thoughts: McKenzie goes with Al Davis' gu...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  6. Who is Oakland's QB? Allen isn't saying

    Bill Williamson

    Dennis Allen knows. So does Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn. But Allen isn't telling us or the Indianapolis Colts. The Oakland coach said Monday he is not ready to announce who will be his starting quarterback Sunday at Indianapolis in the season...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  7. Pryor wasn't very good, but does it matter?

    Bill Williamson

    It was all laid out for Terrelle Pryor on Thursday night. And he couldn't get it done in the Oakland Raiders' 22-6 loss at Seattle. The third-year player still might end up being the Raiders' starting quarterback in Week 1 at Indianapol...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  8. A reason why Matt Flynn may not start

    Bill Williamson

    For now, Matt Flynn is the starting quarterback of the Oakland Raiders. That all may change if Terrelle Pryor performs well Thursday night at Seattle in the preseason finale. While playing against lesser competition, Pryor has shown some promise i...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  9. Poll results: Start Terrelle Pryor

    Bill Williamson

    Well, if Dennis Allen is listening, we have his answer to his quarterback question. And it's not even close. In a Tuesday poll, we asked who should be Oakland's starting quarterback in Week 1 -- Matt Flynn or backup Terrelle Pryor. It was Pryor...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  10. Poll: Terrelle Pryor or Matt Flynn?

    Bill Williamson

    One of the more intriguing position battles in the NFL is percolating in Oakland. Young, exciting, but raw Terrelle Pryor is pushing presumed starting quarterback Matt Flynn. Pryor hasn't been perfect in the preseason and he is playing against les...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  11. Pryor takes step closer to starting job

    Bill Williamson

    This is Terrelle Pryor's chance. Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen announced Sunday that presumed starting quarterback Matt Flynn has arm soreness and that Pryor will work with the first-team offense and he will start Thursday night against Seatt...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  12. Alex Smith vouches for A.J. Jenkins

    Bill Williamson

    It is easy to see the common denominator in the Kansas City Chiefs' decision to acquire receiver A.J Jenkins: Alex Smith. Smith was the starting quarterback in San Francisco last year when the 49ers drafted Jenkins in the first round. Smith is now...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  13. Dennis Allen talks up Matt Flynn

    Bill Williamson

    Judging from the context of Dennis Allen's conference call with media members, it appears new quarterback Matt Flynn will, as expected, likely get first crack at the starting quarterback job rather than Terrelle Pryor. Allen said nothing changes a...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  14. Andy Reid: Alex Smith is our starter

    Bill Williamson

    When the Kansas City Chiefs signed New Orleans backup Chase Daniel on Tuesday, there were some rumblings around the league that the team might be interested in having him push Alex Smith for the starting quarterback job. Forget that notion. At a p...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  15. Chiefs trade for QB Alex Smith

    Bill Williamson

    The Kansas City Chiefs' quest for a quarterback is over. Alex Smith is their next starting quarterback. The Chiefs have completed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers for Smith, who lost his starting job in San Francisco last season after suffering...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  16. Who will be the Chiefs' next quarterback?

    Bill Williamson

    The biggest story in the AFC West heading into the new league year will be to see where the Kansas City Chiefs find their new starting quarterback. We may have an answer soon. Quarterbacks have worked out at the NFL combine and the NFL league seas...

    Blog | February 25, 2013