The 49ers certainly won't win the Super Bowl if Colin Kaepernick continues to play the same way he has been for the last couple of seasons.
Yes, there have been some great plays by the Niner quarterback, who has shown he is an incredible runner in the open field, and he can certainly make all the throws as well.
But we've seen plenty of QB's out there who can make all the throws but fail in big moments.
These days the NFL is changing, with QB's more inclined to run for yards, or pass from outside the pocket if they feel pressure.
However, does this really win you games consistently?
Over the course of a career it won't. We have all seen what happened to Robert Griffin after an impressive first season, he has rarely played at a high level since because he's so messed up from injury.
The more Kaepernick runs, the more likely he is to have that serious injury. And the 49ers don't have their more than capable back up Alex Smith anymore.
So what is the secret to future success for Kaepernick? Well, it's not really a secret. 49ers' great QB Joe Montana told all of us the key last week.
Pocket passing ability.
"I like his mobility and that he's getting the ball down field," Montana told Sporting News. "But sometimes, he needs to be more accurate in the pocket with pressure.
"The game is changing. Nobody wants to throw with pressure anymore. But the guys who can win in this league are the ones who can make throws from the pocket."
Until Kaepernick copes with pressure better and decides to take that late hit after launching an on target pass, we won't see the best of him and the 49ers offense.
According to reports, Kaepernick is already working on his game ahead of next season, with scheduled training in Miami alongside rookie WR Quinton Patton likely to benefit both parties.
Local news outlets have supported Kaepernick as the guy to take the 49ers forward, so he looks to be fine in that department.
The one thing to remember is that the 49ers had the Super Bowl in their hands last year, and another Super Bowl berth in their hands this year.
Losing big games can become a habit.
The way Kaepernick stops that habit ruling the rest of his career with the 49ers is to become a better pocket passer.
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