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How do you stop Colin Kaepernick?
Like all quarterbacks who can run and throw, it’s simple.
It’s not easy, but it’s simple.
“He’s a quarterback that presents a lot of different problems and really you just have to pick your poison,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said.
“It’s easy to say keep him in the pocket, it’s easy to go in with a gameplan, but when you have somebody as athletic as him, it’s tough to do. I don’t know if you really stop their offense.”
The Eagles on Sunday get their first look ever at Kaepernick, who in 29 starts since replacing Alex Smith has gone 19-10, thrown 35 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions, completed 61 percent of his passes and rushed for over 1,000 yards, nine more touchdowns and a 5.8 average.
Kaepernick, Steve Young and Robert Griffin III are the only quarterbacks in NFL history with a passer rating over 90 and a rushing average of 5.5.
“He’s a quarterback that can make the throws,” Jenkins said. “He’s obviously a phenomenal athlete when you get him out in space. Sometimes you’ve got to just live with him making the throws, and he can make them, and really keep him in the pocket, because when he can extend the play and when he can run, he extends drives and he gets those big plays down the field.”
The Eagles (3-0) face the 49ers (1-2) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara, California.
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