Where Does Colin Kaepernick Rank?
July 2, 2014 at 8:41 AM • comment
The folks at NFL Network took on the task of ranking all NFL quarterbacks from 1-32
. When their pencils stopped and the eraser shavings stopped falling they ended up with Aaron Rodgers
as the number one quarterback in the NFL. Where did Colin Kaepernick
rank? He finished ranked just outside the top ten at number 11, one spot behind Cam Newton
Here's what they had to say about Newton, "Newton made important strides toward mastering the nuances of the position such as pre-snap recognition, going through his progressions and remaining poised in key situations. His accuracy still comes and goes due to shoddy footwork."
With regards to Colin Kaepernick, "Kaepernick struggles in the same areas in which Newton improved last season. He's inaccurate under pressure and doesn't go through his reads. In his defense, he spent the majority of the season staring down wide receivers failing to get open. That will change with Stevie Johnson
and a healthy Michael Crabtree
, joining Vernon Davis
and Anquan Boldin
Do you agree with this ranking? If not, how would you rank them?
The views within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.
Date: July 7, 2014 at 6:33 AM
Comment: The Niners with Kap are 5-1 against the top 4. So who cares about the rankings as long as we can beat the best QBs. Almost sounds like team game.
By: michael woodbury
Date: July 3, 2014 at 7:34 AM
Comment: I would have to agree. The 49ers ranked 30th. He needs to improve to support that new paycheck.
Date: July 3, 2014 at 5:47 AM
Comment: yeah no excuses this year for CK-7 he has the weapons now and same coaches same system!!.
By: Joe joe
Date: July 3, 2014 at 12:05 AM
Comment: We will find out this season if Colin is an elite passer or not. It takes everyone three years of hard work to learn the nuances of reading defenses. I expect Colin to make a big step change in this skill. If he doesn't, then the odds are not good that he will develop that ability later.
Date: July 2, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Comment: Ditto on the NFC Divisional game among others...
Date: July 2, 2014 at 2:02 PM
Comment: YES, I agree.
Just look at the last play of the SuperBowl and NFC Championship.
All he needed to do was read the field and guys were standing wide open.
And yes, he had time to find them because the defense was playing way off , so no need to lock on to Crabtree and force a throw.
Date: July 2, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Comment: I agree I think Colin is in the right spot based on last year. I don't think Cam really improved, actually is yards went down and his INTs stayed about the same.
Date: July 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Comment: The big 4 (Manning, Brady, Rodgers, Brees) are 1-10 against Kap and R. Wilson. The moral? "Better to have a good team than a Tier I"?
Date: July 2, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Comment: Can someone find a tape of the NFC Divisional Playoff game and send it to nfl.com?!?