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Colin Kaepernick's MVP push

9/11/2013

Could Colin Kaepernick make an MVP run in his first full season as a starter?

So far, so good.

In his MVP Watch, Dan Graziano ranked Kaepernick second behind Denver’s Peyton Manning. There was no way Manning wasn’t going to be ranked first after that seven-touchdown showing against Baltimore.

However, Kaepernick is off to a nice start as well. He threw for a career-high 412 yards in a 34-28 San Francisco win over Green Bay on Sunday.

I have a feeling Graziano will be writing about Kaepernick a lot this season. This kid is not going to get any worse. So, as we stand now, yes, I fully expect Kaepernick to be a serious MVP threat.

In ESPN.com’s Hot Read, Jeffri Chadiha looks at five young quarterbacks who could be big stars. Chadiha ranks Andrew Luck, Kaepernick, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III. He looks at several different aspects.

His conclusion that Kaepernick will be the fourth best player in the group behind Luck, Griffin and Wilson. I would rank Kaepernick just behind Luck.

I think Kaepernick has huge potential and his ability to win with his legs and arms make his difficult to beat. Still, this is a power group. So, being ranked fourth here isn’t terrible.