By Josh Dhani

The San Francisco 49ers are ready to bring out Colin Kaepernick once again to the Packers, as the third-year quarterback was able to torch the Packers during the NFL Playoffs last season on his legs.

Kaepernick rose from the bottom of the quarterback food chain last season, and is known as one of the top dual-threat QBs in the league now. But while being a dual-threat QB is nice, history has shown that running quarterbacks tend to get injured far more easily than what a pocket one would.

Some good examples can be seen from people like Michael Vick, Randall Cunningham and even Robert Griffin III, all who have experienced injuries from running with the ball in the open field. With that, the 49ers remained cautious of what to do with Kaepernick during the preseason this year.

In fact, Kaepernick was "banned" from running the ball at all during all 40 of his preseason snaps. The 49ers wanted to protect Kaepernick, while also making him get more reps in the pocket and become more efficient of a passer.

It's a good idea by the 49ers doing this decision. There have already been countless guys who got their playing time in the preseason, but only to have their season end. For some, even their careers may have ended, such as for Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller.

Good idea by the Niners doing this. We'll see if this can pay off with Kaepernick against Green Bay, where he can start destroying the Packers defense with his arm more than his legs now. 


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