The end of the National Football League season saw one of the biggest stories come from the San Francisco 49ers where Jim Harbaugh decided to go with Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith after Smith got injured. We have since learned that Kaepernick could become the next great quarterback in the NFL. Kaepernick gets his chance to be on the biggest stage of them all this weekend in Super Bowl XLVII and I believe Kaepernick has proved he is nearly unstoppable.
The pistol formation is very hard to figure out for any defense and Kaepernick is running it to perfection right now. It seems like no defense can touch Kaepernick no matter if he throws the ball, runs himself with it or hands it off. San Francisco became a well-oiled machine when Kaepernick took over but will likely face the toughest task he has all year playing the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens had a chance to face a quarterback like Kaepernick when they played against Robert Griffin III late in the regular season. That could be an advantage for Baltimore but I don’t see it being a big one.
Kaepernick should be able to do whatever he wants against the Baltimore defense, likely going for big chunks of yards several times in the game. Will that be enough for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl? It could be but a lot of it will depend on whether Baltimore stops the running game from San Francisco. If that happens, the unstoppable Kaepernick could find himself in big trouble and looking at the Superdome roof a lot.