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Bengals Owner wanted Kaepernick over Dalton

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In an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals owner Mike Brown admitted that he wanted to draft Colin Kaepernick in 2011 and not eventual choice Andy Dalton with the 35th overall pick. 

With Dalton's playoff record now reading 0-3 it looks like Brown should've gone with his gut instinct.

Instead, Brown gave the call to rookie OC Jay Gruden who preferred Dalton's experience at playing a style of offence similar to the playbook he was about to bring to the Bengals organization. 

Brown said he was fascinated by Kaepernick's "unusual mobility" combined with his height and ability to run the ball.

The owner knew that the ex-Nevada QB had a slight problem with his throwing accuracy but believed he could be taught and improved.

Gruden wouldn’t budge though and “Kap” went to the San Francisco 49ers just one pick after Dalton ended up at the Paul Brown Stadium.

You can argue who has ended up as the better addition to their respective teams, but it’s a bona-fide fact that Kaepernick will be leading the ‘9-ers’ against the Panthers on Sunday while Dalton will want to be as far away from a broadcast of the game as possible. 

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