Originally posted by Psinex:
Originally posted by MILFS:
way too low for a QB who led his team to a near SB victory in his 13th NFL start. that fact in itself is amazing and deserves consideration for a top 35 player.
next year he'll be within the top 15 guaranteed.
GO NINERS f**k THE REST
It's very likely Alex could have gotten just as far, given the previous year. You don't see Alex in the Top 100.
No. Just no.
The previous year, the defense was playing at a ridiculous level and carried the team to victories. Have you already forgotten the amount of turnovers they forced that year? The defense was the strength of that team and there's really no argument.
In 2012, however, the defense fell off the face of the earth once Justin and Aldon got hurt. They were downright terrible in the postseason. This time, the offense picked up the slack. The offense led by Colin Kaepernick.
Saying Alex would have very likely done the same holds no weight. Alex has never carried the team on his back. He never will with KC, either. Even in the comebacks he gets credit for, they simply don't happen if the defense doesn't put them in position. Alex was NEVER the main reason the team won any game, much less a playoff game. If the defense doesn't force 5 turnovers against the Saints, there is no "Catch 3" because we're probably getting blown out. Kaep was by far the main reason we dismantled the Packers at home. Without him, we don't come back against Atlanta or Baltimore. Alex simply is not that kind of QB.
In 2011, it was the defense. In 2012, it was the offense that got us further than 2011.
So, no, Alex isn't in the top 100 (it would be ridiculous if he is) and he doesn't deserve to be. Don't try to diminish Kaep's accomplishments. We won for different reasons with Kaep than with Alex.