Outside of the Ravens faithful and those living in the greater Baltimore area, many would scoff at this very notion.
Are we talking about the same Joe Flacco who produced a QBR of 0.3 in Week 7, a 0.4 eight weeks later and seven games of a 40.2 or lower?
The same quarterback who called himself elite despite so much evidence to the contrary, including two pick-sixes this season?
Well, as it turns out, there’s actually ample data supporting such an assertion.
Despite the four 91-plus QBR-worthy games and 10-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in said contests, the focus will be solely on Flacco’s awesome playoff run.
We’ll also concentrate on Kaepernick’s 2012 stat-tastic postseason campaign, leaving out his 97.5 QBR against the Bears on Monday Night Football and four-TD December performance in a 49ers win against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
The regular season is a thing of a far-distant past. Kaepernick was a pure NFL neophyte, and Flacco's 1-3 finish in his last four starts isn’t indicative of his current status.
The playoffs are where quarterbacks make their money and earn respect from fans, fellow players and the general viewing public.
Here is a comparison of the postseason runs of quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick on the road to the Super Bowl.