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2013: Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith or Russell Wilson Who Will Be Your Dynasty Quarterback

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Published: February 5, 2013

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Let’s face it all the good men are taken.  Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Peyton Manning are all on teams.  You unfortunately did not choose wisely or quickly.  So now it is time to prepare ahead.

As Howard Payne says: “Pop quiz, hotshot.  There’s a bomb on a bus.  Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed.  If it drops below 50, it blows up.  What do you do? What do you do?”  Okay so maybe your choice won’t be as traumatic as blowing up a bus.  But your fantasy season will depend on it.  So what do you do hotshot?

Here are three relevant choices:

WilsonRussell Wilson the second year quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks is an option.  The 75th overall pick in the third round was a pleasant surprise.  In his first season as the Seahawks starting quarterback, Wilson passed for 3,118 yards.   He had 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.  He also rushed for 489 yards with four rushing touchdowns and two fumbles.

This while leading the Seahawks to a 24-14 playoff road victory over fellow rookie quarterback RGIII and the Washington Redskins.  In the second road playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons, the Seahawks suffered defeat.  But Wilson’s stats were still impressive.  He accounted for 60 rushing yards with one rushing touchdown.  He also had 385 passing yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

Pete Carroll has designated him his dynasty player.  You need to consider following in Carroll’s maniac footsteps.

alex_smith_smAlex Smith is not as far-fetched as you may think.  Before his unceremoniously benching this year, Smith had 1,737 passing yards, with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.  He will not be playing for the San Francisco 49ers next year, and that is the good news.

There are two tantalizing options:  The Arizona Cardinals have Larry Fitzgerald.  That is good news for anyone who can get the ball in his direction.  They also have Coach of the Year, Bruce Arians.  Arians worked magic for Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh.  He was then fired/retired in Pittsburgh.  Arians moved onto Indianapolis to win Coach of the Year as Interim Coach.  Coaching Andrew Luck and the Colts to an 11-5 record.  Arians and Fitzgerald there are worse places to land.

The second option is not so bad either and that is Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.  Reid is known as a quarterback friendly coach.  While no wide receiver option is as good as Fitzgerald, the Chiefs do have Jamaal Charles.  Charles is a great running back and a great option out of the backfield.  And everyone knows a good running back is a quarterback’s best friend.

Wait and see where Smith lands.  He could be the sneaky pick of 2013.

KaepernickColin Kaepernick will be the popular choice.  And for good reason, Kaepernick is on a team with a great running back and an even greater defense.  His stats for 10 games included 1,814 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.  He also rushed for 415 yards with five rushing touchdowns.

In a quarterback driven league you need a good one.  And when good men are hard to find you search a little deeper.  Kaepernick is going to be in the shallow end.  Alex Smith will be in the deep end.

Stay tuned to see where coaches and coordinators land.  This will impact your quarterback.  Right Joe Flacco?  While everyone else is clamoring for the attention of the popular kid, we will sneak in and get the great but not so obvious choice.

 

So what are you going to do hotshot?

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