Where Does Colin Kaepernick Rank?

Jul 2, 2014 at 8:41 AM


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?
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9 Comments

  • Jkearney
    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.
    Jul 7, 2014 at 6:33 AM
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  • michael woodbury
    I would have to agree. The 49ers ranked 30th. He needs to improve to support that new paycheck.
    Jul 3, 2014 at 7:34 AM
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  • mmoan1767
    yeah no excuses this year for CK-7 he has the weapons now and same coaches same system!!.
    Jul 3, 2014 at 5:47 AM
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  • Joe joe
    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.
    Jul 3, 2014 at 12:05 AM
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  • CJSMOOVE
    Ditto on the NFC Divisional game among others...
    Jul 2, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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  • Dwayne
    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.
    Jul 2, 2014 at 2:02 PM
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  • Frank
    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.
    Jul 2, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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    Response: Agree with that. I think it was a situation of the team around him improving more than him doing anything better.
  • Jkearney
    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"?
    Jul 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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    Response: Very true.
  • Alister
    Can someone find a tape of the NFC Divisional Playoff game and send it to nfl.com?!?
    Jul 2, 2014 at 12:03 PM
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