Colin Kaepernick says he lost the 49ers the game

Colin Kaepernick went 14 for 24 for 153 yards and 1 TD while rushing for 130 yards on 11 carries, during Sundays loss to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship. Nothing really jumps off the stats page until you look at the turnovers. Kaepernick turned the ball over 3 times in key situations on Sunday and is shouldering the blame.

“I didn’t play good enough to win. I turned the ball over three times. I cost us this game,” Kaepernick said.

Kaepernick is right that the three turnovers sealed the 49ers’ fate. San Francisco had three possessions in the fourth quarter, and those three possessions ended with a Kaepernick fumble and two Kaepernick interceptions.-ProFootballTalk.com

While Kaep’s turnovers didn’t help the 49ers they probably wouldn’t have even been in the AFC Championship if it wasn’t for him and in the NFL it is true that 11 players lose a game not 1. It is nice to see that type of leadership from a young QB though.

  • Fred

    Pffff, they would have been undefeated with a capable QB. The niners are the most stacked team in the NFL. Kaepernick is an average QB AT BEST. Great athlete, dumb guy; not the makings of a good QB. Check his season stats, too, btw. Worst passing attack in the NFL. How can you justify a Super Bowl contender having the WORST passing output in the nfl, even if they’re a “run first” team? Their running attack should open the passing game up, but again, when you have a QB with a sub 80 iq that can’t read a defense, that’s not happening. If the Niners pay him anywear NEAR top 10 money, they’re going to have to let a lot of his supporting cast walk. Won’t be able to cover up his deficiencies, then.

  • Greig Wason

    He had a 4.3 GPA in High School:

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/40896864/

    Going into his senior year at Pitman, Kaepernick met with counselor Philip Sanchez, who told him that his course load and 4.3 weighted GPA easily met all of the NCAA requirements. So why not go easy, Sanchez suggested as they looked at an open slot on his schedule? Protect that perfect “A” record, and take a free period or work as a teacher’s aide. It’s what seniors do. “He said ‘I don’t want a free period. What else is there?’” Sanchez said. “And there was a psychology class, so he took that.’’

    You may like him as a player, but you can’t get to his level without being able to read a defense. He is clearly smart enough it just did not work out this game.