Kaepernick and Wilson: The NFL’s Modern QB Rivalry
Following Sunday’s instant classic NFC championship game, sports analysts and social media pundits alike are still buzzing. A lot of the hype stems from Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s antics, talking smack about San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree during a post-game interview and continuing the barrage of comments during a press conference.
But what really has people talking is the big show the teams put on for football fans. According to National Football League numbers, 55.9 million viewers tuned in to the battle, up almost 14 million from last year. At the center of this unforgettable game were two young, stud quarterbacks: Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson. They’re known as players who have developed very quickly for having such short careers. And as they’ve both made it to the championship level of the NFL playoffs on solid teams in the same division, their rivalry is sure to blossom as the years go on.
Let’s take a quick look at these field generals’ accomplishments.