Colin Kaepernick Is the Missing Piece to San Francisco 49ers Offense

November 21, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers was supposed to feature two dominant defenses beating up helpless backup quarterbacks. Instead it turned into one of the greatest performances ever by a first-time starting quarterback. 
Kaepernick finished with a #QBR of 97.5, the highest in a starting debut for any QB over the last five seasons.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 20, 2012  
Not only did Colin Kaepernick shred a defense in his first ever NFL start, he shredded a defense that forces two turnovers a game and featured Charles Tillman, Brian Urlacher, Julius Peppers and Lance Briggs.
It may be a little unfair to incumbent quarterback Alex Smith, who has slowly turned himself into a fan favorite, but this game showed why Kaepernick was the missing piece in the 49ers offense. 
Jim Harbaugh may have known this when he was putting in Kaepernick for selective plays earlier in...

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