Short of the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints—teams that employ quarterbacks with proven track records who have a handful of productive years ahead of them—the San Francisco 49ers just might have the best quarterback situation in the entire NFL.
After watching the success athletic quarterbacks had this past season in the NFL, new Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson wants to see if he has one of those dual-threat runner-passers on his roster.
Drafted first overall in 2007 following an MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl for LSU, JaMarcus Russell signed a six-year contract with the Raiders that included $31.5 milllion guaranteed. He was out of the league after three seasons.
Regardless of the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith is expected to ask for his release in the offseason after losing his starting position to Colin Kaepernick.
Even though Colin Kaepernick already has two playoff wins under his belt, he’s not letting that go to his head. “I just try to keep my head down and keep working,” he said.
San Francisco 49ers sensation Colin Kaepernick has fans in his Central Valley hometown of Turlock beaming now that his stellar play has helped lead the team to the Super Bowl.
San Francisco set an NFC Championship record with a 17-point comeback win by shutting out a Falcons team that put up 24 first half points. What it tells me is that this 49er team can win even when it’s not playing its best football.
Despite all those gaudy statistics and impressive physical skills, Colin Kaepernick faced plenty of questions coming out of Nevada about whether he was the product of a gimmicky college offense that would have no chance of working in the pros.
I’d like to see a raise of hands for all those who thought Kaepernick was a good idea at mid-season. I thought so. How about all those who thought Harbaugh was nuts? That’s more like it.
Terrelle Pryor will make his first career start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in their season finale in San Diego.