Originally posted by nflguy49:
Kaps inability to be effective when asked to be a drop back passer (especially in the redzone) has been a major factor in the past two seasons. They both ended on poorly thrown redzone passes instead of Super Bowl wins.
He's clearly an amazing talent but the path to a Super Bowl championship usually goes through at least one team with a defense that forces running qbs like Kap to try to beat them as a drop back passer. I think SF should let Kap finish his rookie contract and see if he improves this yr. they can always franchise him in 2015 and still pay less then they would on a 100+ million deal.
If I'm the Niners I would want to see Kap take a step forward as a passer before committing $100 million to him. Thankfully they have two more seasons before not signing him to a new contract gets expensive.
I think the opposite should happen. Extend him now (this offseason) before he improves to the point where a $17+/yr deal is his asking price. It's a risk, I understand. However, if the 49ers take the patient approach, it could end up costing them an extra $2-$3 per year if they wait to extend him after the 14-15 season. This is with the premise that he will continue his improvement in the 14-15 season, the improvement I see when comparing his early season performance to his end of the season performance. He's 'getting it' when it comes to quarterbacking, whether his skeptics want to acknowledge that or not. I guess I'm already sold on him showing more improvement in this upcoming season. I want to "buy low" on extending Kap.