A year ago this time, Colin Kaepernick was a disregarded backup quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers. He had completed all of three passes in the National Football League and had run the ball twice for minus two yards.
Pegging him as a likely Super Bowl quarterback would have seemed ridiculous such a short time ago.
But there he was, five yards and the right play call away from not only being a champion, but the likely most valuable player in Super Bowl XLVII. Maybe the greatest nowhere-to-somewhere story we’ve ever seen.