They are two men in the limelight this week, set to perform on the highest platform of their profession. Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco are not the best quarterbacks in the league, or even their conferences. They are not the best players on their respective teams.
However, on Sunday they will be the most important quarterbacks in the National Football League. It’s the Super Bowl and it’s darn near impossible for a team to win a championship game without at least a good performance by the triggerman in their offense. The pressure sits on each man’s shoulder, ready to make him or break him.
Take note Chiefs fans, followers of the team with the first selection of the 2013 NFL Draft â€“ many of you desperately want your team to use that choice on a quarterback. With this thinking the name is not really important; he just needs to be the quarterback this franchise has longed for since Lenny the Cool rode off into the television sunset.
But understand that the quarterbacks that have helped lead their teams into the 47th game they call super were not the first player selected coming out of college. They weren’t even top shelf players coming out of high school. Flacco could not beat out Tyler Palko for the starting job at the University of Pittsburgh; that’s why he transferred to Delaware. Kaepernick couldn’t get a major program to give him a scholarship and it appeared his professional future might be in baseball. But the University of Nevada came through and he ended up in Reno.
Flacco was not the No. 1 choice in his draft; he was taken with pick No. 18. Kaepernick was not the first selection of his draft; he was grabbed by the 49ers in the second round with overall choice No. 36. …Read More!