May never develop?
Baseless conjecture and opinion do not make good footholds for downplaying the likely
QB of the future. He's played maybe 60 regular season NFL snaps in 2 years, and maybe another 150 in preseason, from that limited sample his positives of athleticism and improvisation outweigh the definitive negative of inexperience with running an NFL offense and playing QB at this level. His progressions are still slow and because of his he made several ill-advised throws such as the one against the Chargers in preseason that absolutely should've been picked off but the guy dropped it. But in 2 years coming from an offensive that featured quick reads or take off and use legs type of plays I feel he has progressed to a point that is beyond expectations for a project like him. Just because he was drafted in the top 40 for his athleticism doesn't mean he was or currently is ready to be a starting QB.
A combined 3 to 4 games worth of snaps is a marginal sample base at best, especially at such an early stage of his career, Kaepernick will need a full offseason of QB competition, splitting the 1st teams snaps and likely a whole regular season before I say he "may never develop" -- Writing him off before he has even been given the opportunity to lead this team would be a mistake.
We wont draft a QB until we are 100% sure that neither Alex, CK, or Tolzien are viable starting QBs.
[ Edited by sfout on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM ]