• Peter King: Kaepernick a Raider? A look into the fateful trade that wasn't

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Jun 3, 2013
    Colin Kaepernick was the talk of the league in the second half of 2012, going 7-3 as a starter last year, with 19 total touchdowns and five interceptions. Colin Kaepernick a Raider. Imagine the change in history. As SI.com's Peter King wrote in his most recent MMQB column, the Oakland Raiders, then led by head coach Hue Jackson, had Kaepernick set as their top quarterback prospect. “Coach [Hue] Jackson told me before the draft they were going to do everything they could to try to get me,” Kaepernick said. Kaepernick had more than one season of seasoning in the 49ers' system before joining a talented, superbly coached offense, one that was backed by a strong defense. Since 1983, when Elway landed in Denver via the Baltimore Colts, the Raiders have drafted the following 13 quarterbacks: Tyler Wilson Billy Joe Hobert , Todd Marinovich, Major Harris, Jeff Francis, David Weber, Steve Beuerlein , Rusty Hilger, Randy Essington and Scott Lindquist.
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