Rodgers over Kaepernick, right? You decide
January, 9, 2013
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com
That discussion will appear on our blogs in the not-too-distant future. It includes a segment on the starting quarterbacks for each team, a discussion we'll continue during the "Inside Slant" podcast later Wednesday,
For now, I wanted to pass along a statistical comparison showing how the Packers' Aaron Rodgers and the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick have fared since Week 11, when Kaepernick became a starter. This seven-game stretch provides a baseline for comparison, at least.
Rodgers is obviously far more accomplished than Kaepernick in the bigger picture. He has won a Super Bowl and is the reigning MVP. Kaepernick is just getting started.
But when we narrow down the time frame to this relevant stretch of seven games, we see that both quarterbacks appear to be producing at high levels. Kaepernick outranks Rodgers a few categories, including Total QBR. He takes far fewer sacks, has a 238-97 edge in rushing yardage and has posted the same won-lost record as a starter.
Sounds like the makings for an entertaining and hopefully enlightening QB discussion.