Superbowl 47 between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will be a true test between a veteran and a 2nd year backup turned starting QB.
Lets look at the numbers. Joe Flacco is 17th in yards per game at at 238, Kaepernick is 10th with 259. Average yards per completion Flacco 20th, Kaepernick 3rd. In QBR (which we all know is the best way to rate a QB) Flacco 16th and Kaepernick 8th. Rushing Flacco is 41st and Kaepernick is 4th (and he didn’t play the whole season!)
I don’t want you to get your calculator out but you do want to know what all those rankings mean. If you are a sabermetrics guy you would take these rankings along with some others to figure out Kaepernick is the better QB in this matchup. Let me add one more number to the mix, the Wonderlic Score. Joe Flacco 27 and Colin Kaepernick 38. Once again Kaepernick is ahead of Flacco. With all of this being said it is no wonder the guys over at ESPN’s Sports Science rated Colin Kaepernick very high on quick thinking and decision making. See the video for yourself, it goes to show the Wonderlic may be a better indicator than most people think….