Why Colin Kaepernick's 2012 Season Was a Fluke

By Scott DelleFave
Colin Kaepernick-Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Of all the players that had an amazing 2012, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be likely to hit the hardest bottom in 2013 for a variety of reasons. There is no denying that Kaepernick is an amazing talent, however not everyone is good forever.

One of the biggest reasons why he may struggle is in Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens seemingly figured out how to contain him for the majority of the game.  And if their defense wasn’t as old as it was, they would have shut him down for the entire game. Another reason why Kaepernick will have a down 2013 is the fact that his main target of 2012 is likely to be out for the the season with an Achilles tendon injury in Michael Crabtree who had 85 catches with 1,105 yards and nine touchdown receptions. Speaking of his receivers, Kaepernick will have two returning from serious knee injuries and one that has yet to catch a single ball despite being a first round pick in A.J. Jenkins. While they did trade for Anquan Boldin, he isn’t the man he was last year. Additionally, divisional rivals such as the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams have both gotten considerably better in the last two seasons as well by drafting smart, tough and physical players, not to mention these two teams have had the 49ers’ number lately. That isn’t likely to change anytime soon.

All in all who knows what happens to Colin Kaepernick in 2013, but time will ultimately tell.

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