49ers omit Colin Kaepernick from their top moments against the Packers

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During Colin Kaepernick’s tenure as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, he turned in his best performances against the Packers. He twice led San Francisco to playoff victories against Green Bay, and one of those games was the single greatest rushing performance by a quarterback in NFL history. He also had a 400-yard passing game in a regular-season win over the Packers.

So when the 49ers’ website published a photo gallery of their top moments against the Packers, you’d expect Kaepernick to be prominently featured. Instead, he’s been erased from history.

The 49ers published 48 pictures of what they described as “top moments between the 49ers and Packers since 1950,” and zero of those pictures were of Kaepernick. The pictures range from a black-and-white photo of Roland Lakes sacking Bart Starr in 1967 to Bradley Pinion punting during the 49ers’ game against the Packers in 2015. But no Kaepernick.

Were those two great playoff wins simply forgotten? No. There are pictures from those games, but they all focus on other 49ers. If you want to see Kaepernick, who was the best player on the field, you’ll have to squint while looking at the picture of Michael Crabtree catching a touchdown pass. In the background, out of focus, is Kaepernick, who threw that touchdown pass, but isn’t mentioned in the caption.

After the NFL’s 32 teams decided not to offer Kaepernick a job, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the one team he played for would like to pretend he never existed. But attempting to send Kaepernick down the memory hole is wrong.

103 responses to “49ers omit Colin Kaepernick from their top moments against the Packers

  1. This is the definition of petty. That playoff game during the 2012 season was historic with how Kaepernick set the QB rushing record. I’m not sure what they’re gaining by these omissions.

  2. i mean… i dont like the guy… but he had more success against the packers than steve young or jeff garcia could ever dream of.

    heck, even the majik man got the best of montana, rice and co in ’89 (one of their only two losses that year).

    you’d think they’d embrace those 3 wins in 12 months he lead them to.

  3. Kap is radioactive. It’s gonna be a long time before the 49ers can feature him in their history without it generating a massive negative debate.

    He works for Nike now, they can print all the photos of him that they want.

  4. Kaepernick absolutely shredded GB with his legs in that game and beat them another time, too. They had no answer. You can say whatever you want as far as what happened later, but dweebs who claim he’s always been garbage are just spinning their own narrative.

  5. Its gone on long enough. I doubt the guy can even really make a difference in the NFL anymore but I think he deserves a chance.

    Come on, people were allowed to do what he was doing when he did it. Now they cant.

    Just let him back in the league.

  6. Kaepernick doesn’t belong on any greatest 49ers moment. He was the product of a great team and coach. Hence why he regressed after Harbaugh left. The Broncos don’t display Tebow in their greatest moments against the Steelers. Lets get real, they’re bad quarterbacks.

  7. “If you want to see Kaepernick, who was the best player on the field…”

    If you had qualified that with “that day”, I might agree with you.

    But you didn’t.

    Kaepernick is better than Rodgers? I detest Rodgers as a person almost as much as Kaepernick, but even I have to admit that the talent level is like apples and oranges.

    Kaepernick is what he is. An unemployed former QB (due to lack of talent) trying to milk the system so he doesn’t have to work anymore.

  8. and I hope the 49ers are cursed for it! Kaep keep doing it while the 9ers continue their curse. #HeStillDidWhatHedid #YouCantTakeThatAway

  9. And some people still insist he hasn’t been blackballed from the nfl

    Of course he has, and some people are fine with it.

  10. Many people are sick of seeing his face or hearing his name! Evidently, the ‘Niners fall into that same category. He made his own bed, and now he is lying in it!!! He has a lawsuit against the NFL. Why would the ‘Niners want to focus on him, in any capacity???

  11. “After the NFL’s 32 teams decided not to offer Kaepernick a job”

    I call BS on that. If Kap would agree to a job as a back-up, with a back-up’s salary, he would be employed. He over played his hand and demanded too much money, that is why he is out of work.

  12. It’s because he is in an active lawsuit with the NFL. Featuring Kaep plays as “great” would support Kaeps case and nobody wants to get subpoenaed. It’s not a conspiracy.

  13. Hilarious. All the hate for CK. If Ali lived now it would be worse because he was world champion in an individual sport but because he protested 50 years ago he’s a hero to most but he was reviled by many then. CK’s career passer rating is better than half the starters playing now so for those he claim he has no talent are just wrong for whatever their personal reasons are. He led his team to 30+ points in the SB. Most qb’s haven’t done that. MLK was hosed & jailed when protested, now he’s recognized as a national hero by many. Funny how things change over time & awareness.

  14. Absolute rubbish! I was at this game. To star5 with a pick 6 in your first playoff possession then win the game handily passing and running all over the Pack was truly a great moment for the Prospectors. Not right at all

  15. I will always believe that two seasons ago Kap pouted and sat during the national anthem because of his lack of playing time and no other reason. Only later did it turn into something else.

  16. They should show the greatest moments against the bears so they can show when he went 1 of 5 for 4 yards. How can he go from playing like that against the pack, and then throw in that little clunker against the bears? Maybe that’s an indication that, just like the packers defense then, He’s. Not. That. Good.

  17. Wow. EXTREMELY disappointing from my favorite teams’ front office. You don’t have to agree with Kaep’s politics but the stats don’t lie. So petty. I’m at a loss for words at how petty this is.

  18. petty decision. Payback for Kap not wanting to be a 49er any longer after becoming a free agent. BTW, Kap won the starting job back from Blaine Gabbert in the second half of the final season for both quarterbacks in SF. Yet Gabbert has found employment with Arizona and elsewhere since but Kap remains unemployed. Collusion deniers lie.

  19. it’s called marketing, why would you put a picture up that makes half the country want to vomit?

  20. I’m no fan of the guy, but to act like what he did vs Green Bay didn’t happen is absurd. Do the Redskins pretend Bob Griffin’s rookie season didn’t happen too?

  21. udub86 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 8:06 am
    This is the definition of petty. That playoff game during the 2012 season was historic with how Kaepernick set the QB rushing record. I’m not sure what they’re gaining by these omissions
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    The organization is expressing their freedom of speech, so what’s the issue?

  22. As a big supporter of socialist police states, as well as the beneficiary of a completely rewritten backstory, Kaep should be a huge fan of airbrushing history.

  23. Kaepernick looked like the greatest QB ever in those games – a testament to his natural ability and the Packers’ atrocious defense. He should definitely be in any photo collection along those lines.

  24. peytonwantsaflag says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:19 am
    it’s called marketing, why would you put a picture up that makes half the country want to vomit?
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    That’s cute. You’re up in arms when someone kneels in front of your flag in peaceful protest but you’re ok knowing that because of this your awesome anthem has been taken out of the picture altogether now. Where are the tears about losing your pre-game anthem?

  25. As others have said this feels totally petty

    He was brilliant in that playoff game against the Packers, probably one of his best ever games. Just ridiculous the Niners dont include him in this

  26. The irony here…How can you trust history if you keep rewriting it to match what you’d like to be as opposed to what it really is.

    Like Kaep or not, you cannot publish history of SF/GB without him in it. If you do it makes it simply untrue/lie.

    I feel like I have seen this before.

  27. After giving him a contract extension which could have made him the highest paid player in history (at the time), Kaepernick became their greatest embarrassment. Dissed his teammates by walking around with his headset in the locker room; dissed 49er management by demanding a trade; dissed the country by kneeling during the anthem; dissed all who desire freedom by praising Castro.

  28. “Its because no one likes this guy except communists and people that hate America.”
    ______________________

    Funny part is I HATED Kaepernick when he first started kneeling. But the more guys like this chime in, the more I think Kaepernick has a point. I’m not for disrespecting the flag but I also get sick of losers wrapping themselves in it. Flag gets soiled both ways.

  29. conormacleod says:
    October 12, 2018 at 8:23 am
    And some people still insist he hasn’t been blackballed from the nfl.

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    It doesn’t matter if he’s been blackballed. Playing in the NFL is not a right. I have as much right to file a collusion case against the NFL as he does. That’s just a fact of life.

  30. Just a guess, but I am pretty sure if the Niners did create a new display with Kaepernick photos there would be backlash from some who support Kaepernick. The complaint then would be that the NFL is profiting off of Kaepernick’s image while also blackballing him.

  31. Kaepernick turned his back on his country going all Fidel Castro. Well erasing history is a hallmark of Communism so let him enjoy a taste of what he is promoting.

  32. He was 4-16 in his last two seasons as a starter and his career completion percentage is around Blake Bortles so please stop and just let him go away.

  33. Kaepernick owned the Packers. Only successful memories against the Packers is Kaepernick killing them. My 49er fanhood is being challenged, now.

    Kap was a great 49er. He gave the organization everything he had, won a lot of games, won more road playoff games than any 49er QB in the history of the team, even structured his contract and took less money to retain the tean’s key players…which Baalke let go anyway.

    49ers have really been disappointing on so many levels.

  34. GoodellMustGo says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:12 am
    I will always believe that two seasons ago Kap pouted and sat during the national anthem because of his lack of playing time and no other reason. Only later did it turn into something else.
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    I agree 100%. Furthermore, if one is promoting a cause, one doesn’t wait 3 weeks until someone asks about it before one mentions it, they call attention to it the first time they do it.

  35. rparrott4 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 10:47 am
    conormacleod says:
    October 12, 2018 at 8:23 am
    And some people still insist he hasn’t been blackballed from the nfl.

    ———

    It doesn’t matter if he’s been blackballed. Playing in the NFL is not a right. I have as much right to file a collusion case against the NFL as he does. That’s just a fact of life.
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    I suppose you’re right, you could file a collusion claim. The problem for you would be proving the NFL had ever even heard of you, which is highly unlikely. Case wouldn’t make it onto the docket, they’d be laughing too hard.

  36. atlantablewa28to3lead says:
    October 12, 2018 at 11:30 am
    What’s next, are they going to delete Terrell Owens from their history, too?….Santa Clara has issues.

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    Firstly, nobody has “deleted Kaep from their history”. They merely chose to not “feature” him in a prominent way.

    It looks like the SJWs don’t like the 49ers organization exercising their rights to do and say what they like

  37. Remember that time when that one guy had a great game or two? Yeah, no one else remembers either. Kaepernick was a gimmick player. Once the gimmick was defended, he struggled. Why? Because he isn’t a very good quarterback without gimmick plays. It’s not like he can play in the NFL anymore anyway. Every day he gets older and more rusty. Besides that, the last I saw him he looks like he weighs 150 pounds. Enough about Kaepernick.

  38. He’s on slides 29 & 43. At least read the article. Everybody sucks. Look at what you made me do, leaving a comment on an website…

  39. Kap has won more road playoff games than HOF quarterbacks Steve Young and Joe Montana combined for their entire careers. That record can never be taken away by anyone, including those who claim that Kap is not employed as NFL quarterback because he is a bad quarterback.

  40. People who claimed that Jim Harbaugh was the reason why Frisco beat the Packers were probably the same people who worked hard to get him to resign as coach in 2014. There were rumors every single week about him getting fired, beginning in the preseason and coming from journalists. It was an ugly campaign to get him out of Frisco.

  41. Sorry, thats crap if they are cutting that out. I do think when he left the team he had declined and he was cut (told to opt out) for not being worth his contract, and no other reason. I think all his spin about social causes was never anything other then covering for his sulking over losing his job due to sucking. I snicker at his ad about ‘sacrifices’. But that does not change the fact that a few years before all that happened he did have a stretch where he was tearing it up out there. He did deliver a couple of outstanding seasons fir the 49rs and they should acknowledge that. This sort of denying history is no different from the people tearing down civil war statues. It happened folks, no amout of denial will change that it happened.

  42. Kaepernick owned the Packers. Only successful memories against the Packers is Kaepernick killing them. My 49er fanhood is being challenged, now.

    Kap was a great 49er. He gave the organization everything he had, won a lot of games, won more road playoff games than any 49er QB in the history of the team, even structured his contract and took less money to retain the tean’s key players…which Baalke let go anyway.

    49ers have really been disappointing on so many levels.

    ************

    This is the most spot-on post in this thread.

  43. I will start that I am for the betterment of every human being on this earth. This topic has us all distracted. We as Americans take care of each other more than we give each other credit for. We take care of each other through schooling,medically,military,and even cooking for each other at Dennys, we donate to one another when natural disasters stike and when we as a nation get attacked. Remember that? The fact of the matter is if Kappernick was perceived as talented and a game changer as a dog fighter,torturer,and murderer
    he may have been given a shot in the league. He is not.The NFL has shown they will give a cat a second chance if he can win them games. Case closed. One Love

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