The San Francisco 49ers have been a contender for the Lombardi trophy for the last three seasons. That is no small part due to the emergence of their quote on quote franchise quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
But the future of Kaepernick is still in doubt, according to reports. Still, the 49ers and the player's representatives have renewed contract talks this week.
The man known as "Kap" or as he was called last year during against "Superman" Cam Newton, "Kryptonite", pushed the team further on after Alex Smith brought them out of their mid-2000's slump and back to the postseason in 2011. Some fans have argued that "Kap" was a lucky beneficiary of a very good defense and solid weapons around him on offense - namely running-back Frank Gore and receiver Michael Crabtree - or that his mechanics are weak.
Regardless, one cannot deny that Kaepernick has not shown flashes of big play talent and solid, solid throwing ability. Is he a finished product? Heck, no. One can argue that San Francisco will dramatically fall off the edge if they lose their young upstart QB and are unable to find a replacement.
Kaepernick was under investigated by police concerning a sexual assault case this offseason; definitely not what you want to hear about involving your franchise guy. Keep in mind though, "Kap" was not found to be guilty of the crime and has not been involved in any other major incidents. Does Colin deserve to be resigned long-term? Most would say yes.
He knows the system and has definitely performed at a high level. We'll have to see if San Francisco and the Niners' organization feel the same way and take a leap of faith. For more NFL and other Sport news keep it here at GiveMeSport.
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