So over at ESPN.com, the all knowing babbling idiot Ron Jaworski is releasing his top QB's for 2013, and got to #12 with Russell Wilson. Still no Colin Kaepernick on this list, which means he's going in the top 11 (if not top 10). Our boy Sam Bradford was slotted at 22.
With all this in mind, does anyone else think ESPN is going a little crazy on the Kaepernick hype? Guy hasn't played a full season, and people are already saying he's an elite QB.
I'm here to say I don't buy it. You shouldn't either.
We all saw the "all-mighty" Kaepernick almost single-handedly lose a game with bad decisions against the one defense in the NFL that seemed to have some sort of handle on the read option. There's been a full off-season for the defensive coordinators to figure out this newest gimmick offense, and history has proven (run & shoot, wildcat and option attacks) that these sort of trends tend to get killed off pretty quickly. With this in mind, am I crazy for thinking that with the talking heads are going a little crazy over a QB who hasn't proven anything other than he's fast, has a big arm, and can ride the coattails of a top 3 roster to the Superbowl (and lose, let's not forget that either)?
Look, I am a little bit of a homer, and wish Sam was higher on this list, and should likely be ahead of a guy who has all of 10 starts in the NFL, but let's be realistic, ESPN and NFL.com are "what have you done for me lately" outlets and Sam hasn't had his 4,000 yard, 35 TD/10 INT season yet so that was unlikely. Yet they have Kaepernick over established NFL QB's like Cutler, Romo, Rivers and Stafford. That seems ludicrous to me.
I guess there isn't anything that can be done. I know that personally, I'm going to take great joy in telling Niners fans "I told you so" over and over this season when the hype bubble bursts and we're left to see what he actually is; Another in a long line of flash in the pan running QB's with questionable accuracy and decision making skills from the pocket, the place where the past, current and future NFL QB's have made their living.