Best 49er San Francisco 2013 - Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl less than four months after starting his first professional game. The face of the new breed of NFL quarterbacks, he confounded defenses with his rare mix of physical prowess and mental dexterity. He's as big as the defensive ends trying to tackle him, smarter than the linebackers trying to figure out his fakes, and faster than the defensive backs trying to chase him down in the open field. He also has one of the strongest throwing arms in the NFL and the accuracy to hit a receiver's hands from 40 yards away. And he does it all with the swagger of a rapper on stage and the joy of a grade-schooler on the jungle gym.