Following Baltimore’s 34-31 upset victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, Ravens superstar linebacker Terrell Suggs praised upstart San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and called the youngster “the truth.”
“That kid’s the truth,” said Suggs, 30, a five-time Pro Bowler who earned the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year award. “Going into the game, I thought it was all hype. I hate quarterbacks, but that kid is the truth and I have the utmost 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].”
The 6-foot-5, 230 pound Kaepernick, who tossed 10 touchdowns, against 3 interceptions, for 1,814 yards in 218 attempts since supplanting a concussed Alex Smith in November, certainly enlivened, and diversified, San Francisco’s attack.
Able to run like a Jamaican sprinter, Kaepernick additionally rushed for 415 yards and five scores on 63 attempts in seven starts.
Kaepernick winning the “respect” of the 6-foot-3, 260 pound Suggs, who Baltimore took out of Arizona State University with the 10th pick in the 2003 draft, speaks volumes about the precocious signal-caller.
The former Sun Devil was expected to miss the entire 2012 season after suffering a torn achilles tendon while training on April 28.
Displaying pearls of steel, Suggs somehow managed to recover in unprecedented time and returned to the gridiron to compete against the Houston Texans on October 21 less than six months after undergoing the knife.
If fans needed any more proof that Colin Kaepernick is “the truth,” Terrell Suggs offered it by uttering a mere two words.by