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49ers: Colin Kaepernick will win Super Bowl one day

Colin Kaepernick will win a Super Bowl one day.

He’s got the team, the personal, the coaching, and above all, he’s got the “it” factor that so many general managers in professional football long for in a quarterback.

In two years of playing time, Kaepernick has been in more big games than most QBs could ever dream of. Kaepernick set an NFL Playoff record for yards rushing by a quarterback with 181 against Green Bay in last year’s Divisional playoffs. In the NFC title game on the road in Atlanta against Matt Ryan and the Falcons, Kaepernick rallied the 49ers back from 17 points down to advance to their first Super Bowl since the 1994 season.

In the Super Bowl, Kaepernick led a furious comeback from 22 points down against the Baltimore Ravens that fell 5-yards shy from taking the lead with under two minutes left in the game.

This year, despite playing three-fourths of the season without his No. 1 wide receiver, Michael Crabtree, Kaepernick held his own and kept San Francisco in contention. With Crabtree back by Week 13, the 49ers finished the season, including the playoffs with a 7-1 record.

In the 2013 playoffs, Kaepernick twice rallied the 49ers from behind on the road for wins at Green Bay and Carolina.

Against Seattle in the NFC Title Game, Kaepernick had his best individual performance in three games at CenturyLink Field and gave his team an opportunity to win, but a pass intended for Michael Crabtree was deflected and intercepted, ending the 49ers 2013 season and a shot at their second straight Super Bowl appearance.

If the pass were six inches farther, the 49ers would have been up 24-23 with less than 30 seconds left to play.

But that’s the nature of the beast in the NFL. One season ended with a pass too far, the next ended with a pass too short, and sadly, there may never be another chance, but don’t tell that to Kaepernick, who two days after the loss was already at 49er headquarters working towards the 2014 season.

Colin Kaepernick will win a Super Bowl one day, hopefully with this group of players who have appeared in three straight NFC Title games.

With another offseason, the 49ers will regroup, rebuild, and rearm for another title run, and with No. 7 under center, San Francisco will be competitive, and one of these years, Kaepernick’s passes won’t be too short, or too far, but just right, and that’s the year he will finally raise the Lombardi Trophy.

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  • Monzell Lamar Lewis

    That’s crazy teams just zone him so he can’t run and he will throw game away he can’t read Defence he throws when men not open if Seattle didn’t miss judge the other one was a pick Thomas almost got that it would been blow out if the D wasn’t great he would be in no games QB is brain position he not a thinker just a fast runner his game is track

    • jared

      Judging by your ability to write sentences, I wouldn’t put much weight in to your opinion on another man’s brain.

  • russbutton

    We all do the best we can when challenged and we do what has worked for us in the past. Kap has had a lot of success playing the way he does. He’s beaten Aaron Rodgers 3 times. He’s beaten Tom Brady, Drew Brees. He’s been very successful playing the way he does. It’s just that playing the way he does won’t get him as far as he wants to go.

    It’s fun to watch Kap play because he’s just a big kid playing sidewalk football with his buddies. Nobody in the NFL just lays down and lets you beat them. Kap earned the wins he got. But he’s not going to win a championship until he learns how to play the role of pocket QB as Joe Montana said. Once he does that, along with the extraordinary gifts he has, he’ll be elite. The question remains as to whether or not he’s willing to change.

    • jared

      Thats ridiculous. He was 5 yards away from a super bowl victory, and you say he can’t win one?

      • russbutton

        Twice now Kap has failed in championship games the same way. 5 yards away and misses on a pass to Crab that he decided on, even before he snapped the ball. Do it once, and it’s a mistake. Do it a 2nd time, in the same situation, and it’s failing to learn from your mistake. A mature QB will look for the open man, not throw it up for grabs expecting his guy to beat out the other guy.

        Look at how badly the Niners have done in the Red Zone. That’s a track record that speaks for itself.

        Joe Montana won that ’89 Superbowl by throwing to John Taylor, not Jerry Rice, even though Rice is the GOAT. Montana used the whole field and all of his guys. Love Kap for what he is, but he isn’t there yet.

  • Billybob

    I hope he is working on not being able to locate THREE wide open receivers and not being tempted to throw into double coverage on 1st down with 2 time outs.

  • Pridenpoise

    Some of these comments are beyond ridiculous, Kap was one pass away from getting the team back to the Super Bowl for the second time in his first full year starting, and everyone is bashing the guy, outrageous. Kap will be a stud in the NFL for years to come and he’s only going to get better, this is coming from someone who is not a fan of the Niners, in fact I hate them.

    • AJ

      The pass wasn’t Kap’s fault. It was just a great play by Sherman to tip it back in bounds.

  • loverpoint

    If I am Kaepernick I let Trent Baalke know that I’m not re-signing with the 49ers unless Roman is gone.

    He’ll never win a Super Bowl with Roman.