Thread: Chiefs Broncos traded Kaepernick
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:34 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by CrazyPhuD View Post
Look at his game logs this year. He played more like a real QB when facing crappy teams. His standout win is @NE, but even in that win other than his 4TDs his stats as a QB just don't stand out, 56% completetions and 220ish yards. Were the TDs the exception or the rule?
Yeah, not great, but did you watch that game? He won that game for them. But more importantly, how was he supposed to perform in his 6th NFL start against the best team of the past decade?

His best statistical game in the NFL against a quality opponent was against CHI, but even then it doesn't really stand out. Quality but not exceptional.
He completed 70% of his passes against a stellar defense in his 2nd career start. That IS exceptional.

For the college comparison consider him V Tebow. No doubt he's an exceptional runner that plays QB. But one of the gold standards to ultimately successful QBs is how many seasons they complete > 60% passing. All 4 is usually a solid indicator for success in the NFL. Kaepernick only finished his final season at > 60% passing and he played against distinctly lessor competition(but also with lessor talent on his team too). His only season where he looks like a legit QB is his last one and that used to be a red flag for future NFL productivity. Tebow had 4 seasons of solid production, 60+% passing etc against the best in the country, and look where he is in the NFL today?
The only problem I have with this is in college he did not have Harbaugh. Look at what Harbaugh did with Alex Smith. Harbaugh drafted Kaep because he saw raw talent that he could develop, and it has worked out so far.
Side note, you wanted me to look at game logs, but then you reverted to total completion percentage to make your main point.


Hey who knows intangibles can be everything and never underestimate the ability to lead your team. Maybe he can pass or at least learn to, we'll see, but if he keeps running alot he's eventually going to leave this game on a stretcher. Vick avoided that rule for a long time(he's the fastest QB the NFL has seen), but as he gold older and slower it caught up to him too.
Fact is, he completed over 60% of his passes with 10 tds and 3 ints in his first half season as a professional QB. Additionally, he just lead his offense to 45 points in his first career playoff game. And he has Harbaugh, arguably the best QB mind in the game. His future is bright.
Responses in bold because it's easier. Btw, thanks for the discussion without the you're a ****ing idiot stuff. Though we don't agree, we can be cordial.
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