Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-25 passes for 302 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and rushed seven times for 62 yards and a touchdown as San Francisco fell to Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31.
Kaepernick exacerbated the 49ers' first-half turnovers woes by following up a LaMichael James lost fumble with a pick thrown directly to Ravens FS Ed Reed, missing high badly on a pass intended for Randy Moss. As resilient as ever, Kaepernick rallied back San Francisco from a 28-6 margin with big-time scrambles on broken plays and cannon-armed throws to all parts of the field. Kap's most memorable run occurred early in the fourth quarter as he escaped the pocket on a blitz and burned Baltimore's defense for a 15-yard touchdown, narrowing the deficit to 31-29. On the 49ers' final meaningful play with under two minutes left, Kaepernick reacted to a Dannell Ellerbe blitz and simply threw the ball up for grabs out of the back of the end zone. Although Kaepernick clearly has some kinks to iron out, he offers elite fantasy upside with game-breaking running and passing skills. We'd already pencil him into the third round of 2013 drafts.