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Colin Kaepernick: The Joe Montana\Steve Young 49er Clone

Updated on January 20, 2013

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!

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    • number2son profile image

      number2son 

      5 years ago

      Well, if he gets to win a Super Bowl this way, it can't be too bad. Anyway, he might end up starting for another team next year.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      Poor Alex, he was bumped from first QB position and now benched. I wonder how pissed he must be. It would like a demotion.

    • number2son profile image

      number2son 

      5 years ago

      Who knows? The Super Bowl could really influenece their decision. Let's see what happens.

    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 

      5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      Kap has played great. This 49er team could be looking at a really great three to five years to come.

      I wonder what their plan is for Alex Smith. It seems like running QBs are high injury risks, so maybe they keep him.

    • number2son profile image

      number2son 

      5 years ago

      Hey, there is a lot of teams that would want Joe Montana's son. If he is a chip of the old block, it would be a great draft pick.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      @Miller, he seems to have the best traits of both Montana and Young. Montana's son is a winning QB so far in college, so I am sure his time might come.

    • number2son profile image

      number2son 

      5 years ago

      Here is his chance to be like them in another way, winning the Super Bowl.

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      Sinclair Miller III 

      5 years ago from Florida

      I think he's better than the two when you watch him play on the football field.

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