VIDEO: Remembering When Colin Kaepernick Became the First QB in NFL History To Record a 90-Yard Run
By Zach Brunner
At this point, Colin Kaepernick is one of the most well-known NFL players on the planet and he isn’t even in the league. While the social movement he helped push to the forefront of conversations has quickly outgrown his actual playing career, we shouldn't forget just how good of an athlete he was.
His athleticism was showcased on the following play, where he became the first quarterback in NFL history to break off a 90-yard run.
While it takes athleticism to escape the pocket and pick up some positive yardage on this play, it's Kaepernick's raw speed that is most impressive here. After getting loose in the open field, the defense simply had no chance.
Well, the safety definitely had a chance to make a play, but a little stutter step from Kaep quickly got the defender out of position, definitely getting himself circled in the team's film session the following day.
While Kaepernick's passing skills and ability to read a defense have been questioned, his ability to use his legs is undeniable. He ran for 2,300 yards in his career, averaging 33.3 rushing yards per game. He also picked up 120 first downs, and having a quarterback that has the ability to extend drives with their legs can make an offense very dangerous.
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