Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by MCrabs15:
RG3 its not even close. I like Kap but this its not close.
It is close. RG3 appears to be slightly better but his durability is a big questionmark.
His durability is a question mark because the Redskins use him like a f**king running back. The Redskins' brass and HC are morons for running their future right into the ground so early in his career. He has the highest ceiling of any QB in the league, IMO. He's got the accuracy, arm strength, football IQ, touch, personality, the list goes on and on.
When talking about potential, both are on the same page. Keep in mind, however, that Kaep got to sit for a year and a half under Harbaugh— who can wave his dick around and turn a qb into a star—and started with an offense that possessed Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Randy Moss, Mario Manningham and one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
Griffin has started day one and took a mediocre team and turned it into a playoff team.
Both have extremely high ceilings, but what Griffin has shown in his first year is incredible.
Kaep played half a season. If you take his numbers and average them out over a full 16 games...
Kaepernick- 272 for 436, 62.4% comp., 3,628 yds, 20 TD, 6 INT, 98.3 passer rating, 76.8 QBR
Griffin- 258 for 393, 65.6% comp., 3,200 yds, 20 TD, 5 INT, 102.4 passer rating, 71.4 QBR
Kaep had 415 rushing yards and 5 TD's. 6.6 ypc with 9 fumbles, 2 lost. but he was involved as a wildcat guy earlier in the year, so you cant just double it.
Griffin had 815 rushing yards and 7 TD's. 6.8 ypc with 9 fumbles, 2 lost.
Now obviously you cant just double Kaep's numbers and say this is what wouldve happened, because who knows if he wouldve been fully ready on week 1. But from the way he played this year in the chances he did get. In the 7.5 games as a starting QB, what he did was the part time equivalent to what RG3 did this year over a full season.
From the passing ability to the rushing ability, they are eerily similar. I see injury issues in Griffin's future. He plays too reckless, and isnt the biggest guy in the world. Kaep has the mobility, but has shown the ability to move around in the pocket and avoid big hits.
Some of you guys laughing about this comparison need to stop paying attention to the ESPN hype machine, and the Subway/Gatorade commercials. Kaep is looking very legit as well. Its just going under the radar.