The Regression of Colin Kaepernick

Written by Orly Jr. at Guru QB

When the going was good, nobody complained. When the going was bad, all of a sudden Colin Kaepernick’s defaults not only came out, they were magnified.

From 2012 to 2013, Kap was among the top QBs in the league, leading the 49ers to the NFC Title game two straight seasons and coming within one play of putting up San Francisco in the Super Bowl with less than two minutes to play.

That was good Kaepernick.

Bad Kaepernick showed up in 2014, and has seemingly gotten worse since then. The most common term being thrown around is that he looks like a deer caught in the headlights. Former Dallas Cowboys coach and two-time Super Bowl champion Jimmie Johnson gave an excellent analysis of Kap’s play:

Truth is, Kap’s deficiencies have always been there, but when the 49ers were winning, they went unnoticed. Now that they are crashing badly, they are glorified.

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