Suggs believes Kaepernick has a bright future.
Baltimore Ravens pass rusher Terrell Suggs has praised San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after their meeting in the Super Bowl last weekend.
After the Ravens’ 34-31 win over the 49ers last Sunday night, Suggs admitted his opinion of the 25-year-old had changed after seeing him close up in action. He believes he saw enough from Kaepernick to be convinced he will be around for a long time to come, tipping the quarterback for big things in the future.
“Going into the game, I thought it was all hype. He’s only had nine starts and then I’m going down the line at the teams he’s playing and I’m like ‘OK, alright, he’s got some good stats, but we will see,” Suggs told Jim Rome on Pro Football Talk.
“When you go in there and you’re playing a guy like that, I hate quarterbacks, but that kid is the truth and I have the upmost respect for him. I don’t think he needs to hold his head down at all because he’s going to play in a few (Super Bowls),” he added.
Kaepernick stole the headlines after his performances against the likes of the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons as he helped the 49ers reach the season-ending showpiece.
He then went on to pass for 302 yards and run for 62 yards in New Orleans, but was ultimately outdone by opposite number Joe Flacco who helped the Ravens to victory.
The Baltimore defense found a way of pressurising him into questionable decisions on the big night, but with the Super Bowl experience in his armour he will be keen for another taste as soon as possible.
Putting the heartbreak of defeat behind him, Kaepernick will undoubtedly be back to try and go one further next season and will appreciate the confidence boosting words from Suggs.