Super Bowl XLVII: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Has Bright Future in NFL

By Dan Parzych
(Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

The San Francisco 49ers came up short on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII as their comeback fell short in the 34-31 loss, but there is one thing the team should be excited about in the future–Colin Kaepernick.

It’s been no secret that Kaepernick took the 49ers’ offense to a whole new level in the second half of the 2012 season and was a big reason why the team represented the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl. Unfortunately, there was a small fear that his inexperience would play a factor in the big game considering he was only making his 10th career start.

While Kaepernick got off to a slow start in the first half, he deserves credit for bringing the team back in the second half and nearly pulling off a miraculous comeback.

San Francisco was down 28-6 near the beginning of the third quarter and the fact that Kaepernick helped the team score 17 points in the third quarter is nothing short of impressive. Instead of struggling and looking nervous in the second half, Kaepernick kept his cool and showed plenty of potential when his team needed him the most compared to other quarterbacks who would have cracked under the pressure.

The 49ers took a huge risk when they replaced Alex Smith with Kapernick and the Super Bowl this year shows how much potential this young star has. Now that he has a year of experience under his belt on top of playoff experience, just wait and see what 2013 has in store for Kaepernick as the starting quarterback for the 49ers.

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