Newly minted Super Bowl champion Terrell Suggs joined the Jim Rome Show on Friday to recap the game, discuss his new film, and his newfound respect for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Suggs, who is legendary for his hatred of quarterbacks, came away very impressed by the second-year player.

“That kid’s the truth,” said Suggs.

Suggs admitted that while he believes that now, it wasn’t always the case. In fact, it was quite the opposite as he was preparing to facehim.

“Going into the game, I thought it was all hype,” Suggs said. “He’s only had nine starts and then I’m going down the line at the teams he’s playing and I’m like ‘OK, alright, he’s got some good stats, but we will see.’”

Kaepernick got off to a slow start, but ended up with 302 passing yards and 62 rushing yards. He may have lost the game, but he gained an admirer.

“When you go in there and you’re playing a guy like that, I hate quarterbacks, but that kid is the truth and I have the upmost respect for him,” said Suggs, the 2011 defensive player of the year.

Kaepernick took the blame for the loss and was understandably down, but Suggs doesn’t believe he should be too depressed.

“I don’t think he needs to hold his head down at all because he’s going to play in a few [Super Bowls],” said Suggs.


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