The No. 1 question in San Francisco right now is which quarterback is going to start for the 49ers in 2016 under new head coach Chip Kelly.
No decisions have yet been made by Kelly or 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. But what do the players think?
49ers starting wideout Torrey Smith was asked a question Saturday about the team's quarterback situation, which was prefaced by saying there is uncertainty regarding former starter Colin Kaepernick.
"Someone just told me that. I'm like, I don't know how that really makes sense considering this offense is — let's hear it from the horse's mouth," Smith said on KNBR, caught off guard at first.
He then gave his two cents on the personnel in place for the system Kelly plans to install.
"I don't really buy leaks or sources, you know what I mean? Especially when it comes from a player like that. This is probably the best offense for him. If he went out — things obviously didn't go the way he wanted it to last year, so obviously emotions can play a part of that.
"But I don't know, I think he'd do very well in this offense," Smith added.
But Kaepernick isn't the only quarterback currently on the 49ers roster that has a chance to earn the top job under Kelly.
Blaine Gabbert then entered the conversation.
"I think people assume that because of this offense that Kap's the best fit," Smith said. "But Blaine can do everything. He may not be as fast, but Blaine housed a 40-yard run last year, he can run, man. He can get rid of the ball quick. I think it's going to be an interesting battle."
Smith's numbers in 2015 were nearly identical with both quarterbacks. The wideout made 16 receptions on 31 targets for 342 yards and two touchdowns through the first eight games with Kaepernick. And to finish the season, Smith caught 17 balls on 31 targets for 321 yards and two touchdowns in eight games with Gabbert.
It was statistically the worst campaign of Smith's five-year career, as he posted career lows across the board. His 20.1 yards-per-catch average, however, was the highest of his career.
Kaepernick's season, which was shortened by multiple injures, including a labrum tear, was also the worst of his career.