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Colin Kaepernick can beat the opposition with his arm and his legs.
Colin Kaepernick is the unquestioned leader of the 49ers offense. Now entering his fourth year with the team, he has a firm grasp of the system at a time when his athleticism is still incredible.
In 2013, Kaepernick started all 16 regular-season games for the 49ers as well as their three playoff games.
During the regular season, he completed 243 passes in 416 attempts, good for 3,197 yards. He threw for 21 touchdowns with only eight interceptions.
Kaepernick is a dual-threat quarterback and can devastate an opposing defense with his strong arm or his ability to run the football. This past season, Kaepernick ran for 524 yards and four touchdowns in 92 attempts.
In the 2012 season, he had the 49ers only five yards away from the go-ahead score late in the Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Kaepernick followed that up in the 2013 season by bringing the 49ers to the brink of victory in the NFC title game.
His pass was just a couple of inches short of what could have been the game-winning touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. Instead, Richard Sherman tipped the ball, and it was intercepted by Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith. This propelled the Seahawks to the Super Bowl.
Kaepernick will again lead the 49ers offense, and he hopes to culminate his season with a Super Bowl victory.