Colin Kaepernick: The Joe Montana\Steve Young 49er Clone
Anyone who grew up watching Joe Montana in the 80's and Steve Young in the 90's cannot help but compare Colin Kaepernick to them. He throws a spot on pass, threading through defenders, he stays composed in the pocket, he is a fantastic runner, much like a fullback. He has the height (6 ft.4), the speed and power.
He's 25, runs the 50 yd. dash in under 4.5 seconds, earns slightly over $600K a year as the quarterback for the Super Bowl bound San Francisco 49ers. He went to the University of Nevada. His rise to fame resembled that of Steve Young to Joe Montana. Steve was always the backup QB and rarely played until Montana left the team, then his rise to fame began. Colin followed the same course, he was always a backup to Alex Smith. The problem with Alex is that his QB style did not gel the team and he was not an explosive runner. A QB that runs and passes is a horrible threat to a defensive team. He was MVP in his Turlock, CA., high school as a QB. He was a two-time all-state baseball player in California and threw a 92 mph fastball. In baseball, he had an ERA of 1.265 with 13 starts and 10 complete games. He finished the year with an 11-2 record with 97 strikeouts and 39 walks. While at UoN, the Chicago Cubs drafted him, but he turned it down to continue playing football. Colin began his QB career in 2007 with a bang: compiling 243 yards passing with 3 TDs and rushing for another 177 yards and 2 scores! Oh, he was a freshman in college! In 2008, he became the 5th player in NCAA history to pass for 2000 yds and ran for 1000!
His roomates call him a clean freak, always focused on football but does watch Finding Nemo movie. He is a health nut when it comes to food.
Thank goodness, Colin is a San Francisco 49er!