Is that a fair assessment for a quarterback with just seven regular-season starts under his belt?
If anything, Kaepernick is too low on the list.
Even if we can expect a slight 2013 regression as defensive coordinators adjust to the read-option and pistol formation, Kaepernick showed enough in the 49ers' Super Bowl run to accept that he's going to be a top-10 quarterback going forward.
In fact, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski thinks Kaepernick has the all-around ability to one day emerge as the league's top quarterback.
"I hate quarterbacks, but that kid is the truth and I have the upmost respect for him," Suggs told the "Jim Rome Show" not long after the game. "I don't think he needs to hold his head down at all because he's going to play in a few (Super Bowls)."
It's not just Kaepernick's cannon arm and crazy legs that will keep him afloat. It's become evident this offseason that he already is one of the hardest workers on the team and an emerging offensive leader. It's no small advantage, also, to be placed in the hands of one of the most creative offensive coaching staffs in the league.
It will be a major surprise if Kaepernick does not become a mainstay on the Top 100 list.
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