Before the protests and politics, Colin Kaepernick was regarded as one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in football.
Coming out of college after shattering records at the University of Nevada-Reno and becoming the only Division I FBS quarterback to reach more than 10,000 passing yards and over 4,000 rushing yards in a single career, Kaepernick was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft. His unique ability to make plays on the field with his legs and his arms made him the biggest dual-threat QB since Michael Vick, and his “read-option” offense stymied opposing defenses all the way to the Super Bowl in 2012.
While his off-field activism captures headlines these days, the sports world cannot, and should not, forget the talent that Kaepernick brought to the field on any given Sunday.
While he may never have the opportunity to show his skills on an NFL field again, CASSIUS is taking you back to January 12, 2013. It’s the day the 49ers went up against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game and Kaepernick finally arrived on the national scene. It is often regarded as one of the best playoff performances in NFL history. Watch and be wowed.
NFL Players Raise A Fist And Take A Knee In Protest This Season
1. Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ersSource:Getty 1 of 9
2. Robert Quinn of the Los Angeles RamsSource:Getty 2 of 9
3. Cleveland Browns lock arms in solidarity with PoliceSource:Getty 3 of 9
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6. Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia EaglesSource:Getty 6 of 9
7. Marcus Peters of the Kansas City ChiefsSource:Getty 7 of 9
8. Jacksonville JaguarsSource:Getty 8 of 9
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