SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After an impressive quarter of action in San Francisco's preseason opener last week, Colin Kaepernick has grabbed a clear lead in the three-way competition to be the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith.
Kaepernick moved the offence with his arm and his feet while guiding the 49ers to 10 second-quarter points in their 17-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The second-year player was the game's leading rusher with 92 yards on three carries, including a 78-yard touchdown run.
He also completed passes to four different receivers, including a 15-yard sideline strike to rookie A.J. Jenkins to set up a field goal for San Francisco's final points.