In just the tenth start of his NFL career, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was on the sports biggest stage. While he could have crumbled under the pressure that was continuing to build after a slow start, Kaepernick remained cool, calm and collected and showed us all why he is poised to be a star in this league.
Kaepernick helped lead the 49ers on a stunning comeback that came down to a fourth and goal deep in the redzone. Unfortunately for the Niners and Kaepernick, Baltimore sent a heavy blitz up he middle and Kaepernick overshot Michael Crabtree on the fade route in the corner of he endzone.
Rather than blaming the officials for what some call a missed defensive holding call, Kaepernick reflected on his performance as a whole after the game and he took responsibility for his team’s loss.
“I feel like I made too many mistakes for us to win,” Kaepernick said, per CSNBayArea.com
“Things weren’t working in the first half. We just didn’t finish our drives. We turned the ball over a couple times. That was the difference in the game. We stopped ourselves”
Kaepernick should not leave the Super Bowl performance feeling bad about himself. He was just a few yards away from earning the win and earning MVP honors for the game.
Instead, he had to watch the Ravens celebrate their Super Bowl win on his way off the field.
The 25-year-old signal-caller finished the game with 302 passing yards, 62 rushing yards and two total touchdowns. He played an incredible game and has nothing to be ashamed of.
We should all get used to seeing Kaepernick in these big games. It was just the first of many. I have the feeling he’ll be in the spotlight for quite some time.