How do you rank Colin Kaepernick on this list? The guy is so unproven as he has started just seven games. For that alone, he has to go near the bottom.
It doesn't mean he is doomed to failure, simply that it is hard to put a lot of faith in him. In the heat of a playoff battle, it is nice to have a quarterback with experience to rely on.
Still, Kaepernick has not seemed overwhelmed by the pressure of leading one of the top Super Bowl contenders. He has made his share of mistakes indicative of his inexperience, but they were few and far between.
He finished the season with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. However, much like Schaub, he has quarterback-friendly surroundings and his play has not been as consistent as his 98.3 rating suggests.
Kaepernick proved in Week 15 against the Patriots that he can make big plays in big moments and that game had to give all 49ers fans a boost of confidence for the postseason.
Kaepernick is exciting and I think he will prove to be a clutch player, but I worry about him having the consistency needed to make a run through the playoffs.