No. 5: Colin Kaepernick’s Touchdown Run versus the Packers
It’s time for the first play from the Niners’ first season, with quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a starter, to make the list. This game will be forever sealed in my personal memory. I remember this season, it was my freshman year of high school.
In this season, Kaepernick took over for an injured Alex Smith, won the starting job and took the NFL by storm. I was one of many 49ers fans who often called for a return to Smith, as I felt that once he was healthy, he was the better option at QB. This playoff game ended that for me. After this game, I knew Kaepernick was the right quarterback to lead San Francisco.
This touchdown run is is firmly planted in my memory as the moment I made that decision.
The specific play starts around 1:23, although the whole video is worth a watch to relive some incredible moments in 49ers history:
Man, Kaepernick was fast. He put the entire Packers’ defense on skates that whole game. This was the game when Kaepernick proved he was one of the NFL’s best.
No matter what your opinion is on Kaepernick, you have to admit this game is one of the best performances by a QB in NFL postseason history.