Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/23/13
If you'd predicted a Colin Kaepernick vs. Joe Flacco match-up for Super Bowl 47 in Week 10 of the NFL season, you might have been ridiculed as being ignorant or crazy. Or both. At the time it was virtually unthinkable.Colin Kaepernick was an inexperienced second-year backup to veteran Alex Smith who was sporting a lofty 104 quarterback rating.This coming on the heels of last year's drive to the NFC Championship game.On the other hand, Joe Flacco was so underachieving that a month later Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was dismissed and replaced by quarterback coach Jim Caldwell.Oh what a difference a day, or a few weeks, can make in today's NFL. On the eve of the world's greatest sporting event, further review of the 2012 season brings to light some stunning revelations: First Super Bowl in a decade that won't be won by a quarterback named Brady, Manning, Rodgers, Brees or Roethlisberger.Three rookie quarterbacks led their respective teams to the playoffs.Two second-year qua...
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