Colin Kaepernick is Not the Future of NFL QBs [VIDEO]
Bob Whalon | 01/20/14 | 8:19 PM EST 0 Comments
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I watched Colin Kaepernick put on a clinic on how NOT to play the quarterback position in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday against Seattle and wondered why the media keeps telling me mobile QBs like him are the future of the NFL.

I have to take issue with the notion that mobile quarterbacks, like San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick, are the future of the position in the NFL.  They're not.

As a matter of fact, Kaepernick stinks.  He's just a running back who takes direct snaps from the center.  If you watched his horrible three turnover performance in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday against Seattle, you know what I'm talking about.  Kaepernick locks onto his receivers and has absolutely no pocket awareness.  He fumbled twice, losing one, and threw two horrible interceptions.  His lone touchdown pass was a bad throw that should have been picked.

If you don't believe me, then maybe you heard Joe Montana, who many think is the best QB in NFL history, say recently that Kaepernick needs to learn how to be a pocket passer.   Montana said Kaepernick looks at one receiver and takes off.  

That sounds a lot like the last guy who was going to revolutionize the position, Michael Vick.  That never happened, since no "running" QB has ever won a Super Bowl.  The closet example is SF QB Steve Young, but since he is the most accurate QB in NFL history, you can't say he's a running QB.

Watching Kaepernick try to play quarterback, after we got to watch two guys who actually are great QBs, was painful.  Pocket passers Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are what great QBs look like and always will.  Brady had a bad game, by his standards, and still threw for 277 yards in the AFC Championship Game.  Manning completed more passes (32) for more yards (400) in that game than Kaepernick and Seattle QB Russell Wilson combined (32 & 362) in the NFC Championship Game.

Manning also broke every passing record there is this season and he's as immobile as it gets.  By the way, the records he broke belonged to Brady.

Mobile QBs work in college football, not the NFL.

So the next time you hear someone say that mobile quarterbacks are the way to go in the NFL, you'll know that person is clueless.

In this Article: COLIN KAEPERNICK | RUSSELL WILSON | PEYTON MANNING | TOM BRADY

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