ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski made headlines recently when he said San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick -- he of 10 NFL starts -- has a chance to be become an all-time great player at the position.
In an Insider piece, Jaworski looks at second-year starters (yes, Kapeernick is in his third season, but second as a starter) and what to expect.
Of course, Jaws expressed his love for Kaepernick’s game. But there are some challenges he wants to see answered. Here is some of what Jaworski had to say about Kaepernick headed into 2013:
Because the 49ers don't appear to have a receiver who can take the top off a defense, I think opponents may try to crowd the line and force Kaepernick to beat them deep. Kaepernick has the arm and the accuracy to burn them, but will the Niners have the receivers who can win that matchup down the field? In the face of that new wrinkle, I want to see if he'll continue to make the correct decisions.
Meanwhile, here is a fantasy look at Kaepernick as he heads into Sunday’s season opener against Green Bay.