Saying Colin Kaepernick ran all over the Packers on Saturday doesn’t even begin to describe it. Kaepernick did what nobody at his position had previously done. His 181 rushing yards are the most by a quarterback in any NFL game ever.
You’re not far off if you think Kap transformed into Eric Dickerson in that game. He was 68 yards away from eclipsing Dickerson’s playoff game rushing record. And, the way the Packers looked on defense, Kaepernick damned well could have achieved that record if he didn’t have to share the ball so much with that Frank Gore guy, who had 119 of his own yards on the ground.
All the more impressive is that Kaepernick did this while also passing for 263 yards and two touchdowns.
Consider John Madden somebody impressed by what Kaepernick brings to the 49ers. Via Daniel Brown of The Mercury News:
I asked John Madden if he’s ever seen a QB run like @kaepernick7. He said: ‘No, no. The way he runs, he reminds me of that sprinter, Bolt.’
— Daniel Brown (@mercbrownie) January 16, 2013
Because I know you’re wondering, Kaepernick ran a 4.53-second 40 at the draft combine in 2011. Usain Bolt, it’s been estimated, would run a sub-4-second 40-yard dash if timed. OK, look, Madden was never popular because of astute analysis.
But anyway, hopefully this doesn’t lead to Chris Johnson, previously of 2,000-yard, fantasy bust, Bolt-challenging fame, and his fragile ego constantly bugging Kaepernick through the media to race him.