Dec 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) pumps his fist as he acknowledges the cheers from the 49ers' fans after leading his team to a 22-21 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past few months, Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe has blossomed into a legitimate star for the team after a rough start to the season, and he’s even drawing comparisons to a former star quarterback in the NFL.

This week, NFL insider Jordan Schultz was sharing clips of how Jalen Milroe has grown as a quarterback throughout the season for Alabama. And in one of his posts, he shared a quote from an NFL scout that made quite a bold player comparison for Milroe, comparing the Alabama quarterback to former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“Kid just keeps getting better and better. Honestly he kinda reminds me of (Colin) Kaepernick a little bit. Big, athletic, fast, big arm, and big plays,” the scout told Schultz.

Kaepernick, of course, led the 49ers to the Super Bowl following the 2013 season thanks to his dual-threat ability. Kaepernick eventually became famous for his iconic protests during the national anthem and was not picked up by another team following the 2016 NFL season.

Milroe has a lot of the same dual-threat ability as Kaepernick did, so it will be interesting to see how he develops and whether or not he can turn that into a successful NFL career.

[Jordan Schultz]