49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick ranks No. 81 in Top 100 Players of 2014

Carlos Avila Gonzales/The Chronicle

Carlos Avila Gonzales/The Chronicle

With NFL Network listing their annual Top 100 players, it was San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick who was the first off the board for the red and gold as he came in and the same slot as last year at No. 81. A player who played his first full season as an NFL starter, Kaepernick led the 49ers once again to the NFC Championship game for the second consecutive season.

In 2013, Kaepernick finished the regular season compiling a 58.4 percent completion rate, 3,197 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Combine those numbers with his rushing stats where he had 524 rushing yards and four touchdowns, Kaepernick proved he was a player that can beat you with both his arm or legs. St. Louis Rams Pro Bowl DE Robert Quinn had this to say about Kaepernick, “When you don’t run up fast enough, he comes, picks up 50 yards downfield.”

With Kaepernick entering his second season as the entrenched starter, look for him to be an even better player in 2014, as he continues to mature into a Pro Bowl caliber quarterback.



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