Colin Kaepernick has made quite a splash in his first five NFL starts. On Wednesday, Kaepernick was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for four touchdowns in the 41-34 road win at New England.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com noted that Alex Smith also won the award in Week 8, giving the 49ers something that hasn’t happened in two decades.
“This is the fourth time in 49ers history that two quarterbacks have won player-of-the-week honors in the same season,” Maiocco wrote. “Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young both won the award in the 1988 and ’90 seasons. And in 1991, Young and Steve Bono were honored.”
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks at Kaepernick’s development, the new Santa Clara Stadium and more.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com compared Kaepernick and Seattle QB Russell Wilson by looking at their stats against four common opponents.
Brodie Brazil of CSN Bay Area recently took a tour of the new Santa Clara Stadium site.
Pro Football Focus listed 9 49ers on its 2013 NFC Pro Bowl roster.
Sando noted that Kaepernick is the third NFC West QB to earn the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award.
Monte Poole of the Bay Area News Group takes a historical look back at the coaching careers of Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that Michael Crabtree has become Kaepernick’s go-to guy in the passing game.
Sando looked at Kaepernick’s numbers through five NFL starts.
Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com passed along comments from Jonathan Goodwin about the center-quarterback exchanges with Kaepernick.
Barrows did a film review of last week’s big win in Foxborough and noted the success of the 49ers in the Q Formation.
49ers.com’s coverage included a look at the team gearing up for a playoff run, the new faces contributing to the team down the stretch, LaMichael James’ nomination for a rookie award and comments from CEO Jed York. We also provided press passes from Vernon Davis and Frank Gore.
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TWEET ABOUT IT
Kaepernick joined Tom Brady & Peyton Manning as only QBs w/ 4+ pass TDs in game at Gillette Stadium—
Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) December 19, 2012
That’s some good company.
Tags: Colin Kaepernick, Jim Harbaugh, Jonathan Goodwin, Michael Crabtree
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