The main thing that everyone loves about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is his athleticism. Unlike his predecessor, Kaepernick has a unique ability to move around and make plays that Alex Smith has proven on numerous occasions he simply doesn’t have the physical ability to make.
A quarterback being able to utilize his legs is great; however, it’s a pretty worthless attribute if he isn’t a good passer. What traits does a good passer need to have? Accuracy, arm strength and good-decision making skills. For the year Kaepernick has completed 67.4 percent of his passes – so his accuracy is solid. He has only thrown one pick – so his decision-making is okay. What about his arm strength, though?
According to Randy Moss that’s pretty good, too.
“When he found me (on one play) it was kind of too late to throw it, but he threw it anyway,” Moss told CSNBayArea.com. “He had to put one of them Randy Johnson fastballs on me. When it hit my finger I felt my finger pop. I dislocated it so I had to come back to the sideline and the doctor had to pop it back in.
“Kap throws hard. He’s very strong, he works out every day. I didn’t really say anything to him besides keep doing what he’s doing. My finger will heal up.”
When you throw hard enough to put your own wide receivers out of commission, it’s probably safe to say that your arm strength is solid.
(Kudos Larry Brown Sports)