Kaepernick gets strong praise from Jaworski

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received high praise from

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and managed to take it in stride.

”I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest

quarterbacks ever,” Jaworski said Wednesday on ESPN. ”I love his

skill set. I think the sky’s the limit.”

Kaepernick was asked how he handles such lofty projections.

”I’m working,” he responded. ”To me, it’s a great honor he

said that. I’m very flattered by it. But at the same time, I

haven’t played a full season yet.”

Kaepernick took over as the 49ers starting quarterback after

Alex Smith was injured last season and led San Francisco to the

Super Bowl.

He emerged as one of the NFL’s most potent dual-threat

quarterbacks, throwing for 1,814 yards and 10 touchdowns in seven

regular-season games and rushing for 415 yards and five

touchdowns.

He threw four touchdown passes in three postseason games and

rushed for 181 yards in the NFC division playoffs against Green

Bay, setting the single-game NFL playoff rushing record for a

quarterback.

The 49ers are considered a Super Bowl contender this season and

Kaepernick, after just 10 NFL starts, is one of the league’s

biggest stars.

Kaepernick also appears on the cover of the latest GQ

magazine.