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Growing Pains

Niners signal-caller serves as a cautionary tale in anointing young QBs as stars

Originally Published: October 5, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Where has Colin Kaepernick gone?

The player who was supposed to revolutionize the quarterback position -- for the most part this season -- has been average. Ordinary even.

Kaepernick has been really good, as he was in San Francisco's season opener against Green Bay, when he threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns. And Kaepernick has been mediocre, as he was in back-to-back losses to Seattle and Indianapolis, when he completed only 47.3 percent of his passes for a total of 277 yards, ...

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