Colin Kaepernick had the best first half by a 49ers QB since Steve Young

Colin Kaepernick reminded everyone Sunday that the former Pro Bowl quarterback still has some life in that once-powerful right arm.

In the first half against the Saints, Kaepernick put on a show, throwing for 284 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in an eye-opening performance. It was the most passing yards by a 49ers quarterback in the first half since Steve Young’s 287 yards in 1997.


Kaepernick hadn’t shown any signs that this kind of breakout performance could be coming in his previous two games. He completed just 46 percent of his attempts for 330 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

Kaepernick has appeared in just three games this year after he had offseason surgeries on his knee, thumb and shoulder. Maybe he’s finally regaining the arm strength that made him an almost unstoppable dual threat in 2012.