Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick once again used his ability to be a dangerous runner to his advantage as he ran for two touchdowns, while throwing for another in a 42-10 win. The victory saw the 49ers improve to 6-2 and extended their current winning streak to five games.
Kaepernick ran the ball both on designed rushes and non-designed rushes. He would end up with 54 rushing yards on seven carries and just like last week, his ability to run the football opened up some passing targets later on, which he took advantage of by completing some passes downfield to Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin.
Just like he has the past few games, Kaepernick showed an ability to know when to tuck and run with the football and when to throw it to a receiver for significant yardage.
When a quarterback like Kaepernick has the ability to run with the football as well as he can, sometimes it can be a bit of a curse given that there is a struggle of knowing when to run the football and when to not run. After some early hiccups, it is clear that Kaepernick and the 49ers’ coaching staff have started to find the right balance and as a result, he is using his legs as a weapon.
Headed into the second half of the season, this will only serve to make the 49ers more dangerous on offense.