Move over, Joe Montana. ESPN football analyst Ron Jaworski said on ESPN Wednesday that current San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, could be the best ever at his position.
“I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever,” Jaworski said Wednesday on ESPN. “I love his skill set. I think the sky’s the limit.”
Kaepernick was asked how he handles such lofty projections.
“I’m working,” he responded. “To me, it’s a great honor he said that. I’m very flattered by it. But at the same time, I haven’t played a full season yet.”
It’s been an incredibly busy offseason for Kaepernick as he’s becoming one of the highest praised quarterbacks after taking Alex Smith’s starting position on the 49ers and sending the team to their first Super Bowl since 1994.
Even though the trip resulted in the franchise’s first loss in the biggest game, the 49ers are expected to be contenders for the foreseeable future.
Kaepernick has won over plenty of critics and was able to take the spotlight from an amazingly talented rookie class of quarterbacks last season that featured Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson.
Jaworski ranked Kaepernick 11th in his quarterback rankings, which was topped by Aaron Rodgers. Compared to the rookies, Luck landed one spot ahead of him, Wilson one spot behind him, and RG3 is one spot behind Wilson.