Get used to hearing about Colin Kaepernick.
San Francisco’s starting quarterback continues to become a household name now that the second-year player is gracing one of four regional covers for Sports Illustrated.
It’s certainly well-deserved. The youngest starting quarterback in 49ers postseason history had a game for the ages against the Green Bay Packers – 181 rushing yards – the most by a quarterback in any game. Ever.
Furthermore, Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two more, joining Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham and Jay Cutler as the only players to throw and rush for a pair of touchdowns in a postseason game.
Now, Kaepernick is 6-2 as a starter with a 98.7 QB rating to go with 12 touchdown passes , four interceptions, as well as 419 rushing yards and four rushing scores.
Find out more about Kaepernick’s postseason mindset by picking up a copy of the cover story written by SI’s Austin Murphy.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle shared former New York Giants quarterback and CBS commentator Phil Simms’ thoughts on Kaepernick against the Packers.
Branch also wrote about Jim Harbaugh’s comments on David Akers remaining as the 49ers kicker.
Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News shared a transcript of General Manager Trent Baalke’s weekly radio appearance on 95.7 The Game.
Inman also shared details from Willis’ weekly interview, including info on how he watched the Falcons-Seahawks game over FaceTime with Ray Lewis.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News checked in with Jack and Jackie Harbaugh for conference championship viewing plans.
Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News checked in with Kaepernick’s college coach, Chris Ault.
Steve Corkran of the San Jose Mercury News looked at Harbaugh’s praise for the 49ers offensive line.
Matt Kawahara of the Sacramento Bee examined the 49ers early preparation for the Falcons.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discussed how the 49ers aim to handle the Georgia Dome’s noise.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com begins his matchup series with Justin Smith vs. Justin Blalock.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com looked at Michael Crabtree’s recent production in comparison to the NFL’s elite.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times wrote about the 49ers looking for the franchise’s first road playoff win in 24 years.
Jim Corbett of USA Today believes Kaepernick presents the Falcons with the biggest test they’ve faced all year.
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