NFL Early Outlook: Can Colin Kaepernick Bounce Back?

On any NFL team, the quarterback is always the most important player. He is the player that is responsible to leading the offense on the field, and the player that the all the blame will fall on if the team fails. The 49ers are no strangers to great quarterbacks. The franchise, which is widely known for QB Joe Montana and QB Steven Young has struggled to win a championship in two decades, and they are desperate for another ring in San Francisco. Because of this, there has never been more pressure on the quarterback of the Niners. Until 2012, Alex Smith looked as though that he would be the future QB for the 49ers for the foreseeable future; however, after he was injured, he was replaced by Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick blew everyone away in his rookie year, and he started his first full season in 2013. Despite this, 2013 did not go as well as he had hoped, and many people are now questioning his ability. A few short weeks ago, Colin Kaepernick was given one of the largest quarterback contracts ever. He signed a seven-year deal that is worth $126.97 million, and he will likely be with the team for years to come. Because of this, many are questioning whether or not the deal is worth it and if Colin Kaepernick can bounce back. The answer is yes. (more…)

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