Colin Kaepernick | QB | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 2/4/2015 12:15am et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and the team are expected to return to more of a read-option offense in 2015 under head coach Jim Tomsula in order to take advantage of Kaepernick's running ability. There was a sense in the front offense that SF's offense had become too clunky with too many moving parts. The Niners' new offense will be intended to be simpler and get to the line of scrimmage quickly to put pressure on the defense.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick did hit career highs with 104 rushing attempts and 639 yards this past season to finish with the second-most ground yards by a QB. Meanwhile, though, his rushing TDs and passer rating took dips, but maybe a return to more read-option will re-invigorate his numbers across the board.
Posted: 1/9/2015 4:30pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has enlisted the help of former QB Kurt Warner this offseason in order to help him develop as a pocket passer. "He's gotten by on athleticism, and he's made some great plays and had some great games. But I think the goal is in the time that I'm going to have with him is just to see where he's at and what he knows about the position and how far we can push the envelope as far as helping him develop as a pocket passer,' Warner said. Kaepernick ranked 20th in the league with a career-low 86.4 passer rating this season.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick only had one 300-yard game and five multi-TD-pass outings this season and also topped 60 rushing yards in only three games while showing clear signs of regression. Some top-level tutoring combined with a fresh coaching voice certainly can't hurt.
Posted: 12/12/2014 12:15am et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has struggled so far in his career against the Seattle Seahawks, who the team faces this week. Kaepernick has thrown two touchdowns and seven interceptions in four games played against the Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick has struggled enough on his own of late -- 6 TDs and 6 interceptions while averaging 208 passing yards per game over the last 7 outings -- without having to face his old nemesis, on the road no less. Steer clear of all Niners this week.
Posted: 10/14/2014 1:20am et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick hit a career-long 80-yard touchdown pass to WR Brandon Lloyd with 14 seconds remaining in the first half of the Week 6 game against the St. Louis Rams. Kaepernick threw 2 more TD passes in the second half and finished 22-of-36 for 343 yards and the 3 TDs. He ran for 37 yards on 3 carries and didn't commit a turnover.
Huddle Up: It was easily Kaepernick's best fantasy game of the season and the first in which he's topped 250 passing yards since Week 17 of last season. It also comes just in time for those fantasy GMs wondering whether to pull the plug on the QB as a fantasy starter.
Posted: 8/19/2014 2:23pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said his left foot sustained a bone chip on the forefoot and a ruptured capsule on the ball in Week 2 of last season. In the following four games, he averaged fewer than 16 rushing yards per contest. The Niners tried to reduce risk for him any way possible until he was at full strength. His production on the ground increased as he healed, and San Francisco allowed him to do designed runs in the postseason.
Huddle Up: Despite the issue, Kaepernick finished with the fourth-most rushing yards (524) among all QBs last season and he figures to be right up there again this fall -- a key component of his QB1 rank in almost all leagues.
Posted: 6/4/2014 4:48pm et
The San Francisco 49ers reached an agreement with QB Colin Kaepernick on a six-year extension worth $126 million that will keep him with the team through the 2020 season, according to sources. He'll receive $60 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Nice money for Kaepernick, as the 49ers lock him in for the next half-dozen years. Makes it easier for the Niners to plan out their offense going forward.
Posted: 5/29/2014 11:53pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is expected to have his breakout year in 2014, head coach Jim Harbaugh said at OTAs.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick ranked as a borderline (12th ranked) starting fantasy QB last season, thanks largely to his rushing numbers (524 yards, 4 TDs). It's his passing stats (3,197 yards, 21 TDs) which will definitely need a boost if he's to follow through on Harbaugh's hopes.
Posted: 4/26/2014 12:20am et
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers are still aiming to have QB Colin Kaepernick signed to a long-term contract extension before the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: The Niners put the brakes on extension talks when Kaepernick was linked to an off-the-field incident, but nothing much has come of the incident so look for the team to return to the bargaining table with their franchise quarterback.
Posted: 4/18/2014 1:45pm et
The San Francisco 49ers have stopped contract extension talks with QB Colin Kaepernick for now while the Miami police investigate an incident involving Kaepernick earlier this month.
Huddle Up: The Niners are having a busy offseason, and not in a good way. All indications are that Kaepernick's name will be cleared regarding the Miami incident, but the 49ers front office will let the situation run its course before committing a bunch of money to their quarterback of the future.
Posted: 4/11/2014 3:09pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said a TMZ reports that alleges sexual assault against him is 'completely wrong.' Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault involving two other NFL players and an unnamed woman on April 1, but no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
Huddle Up: This isn't the way Kaepernick wants to be in the news, especially with the 49ers looking to sign him to a contract extension. The league will let the legal system run its course before getting involved with any discipline, so for now at least there's no imminent danger of Kaepernick missing time.
Posted: 4/10/2014 3:45pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, but no charges have been filed. According to reports, an unnamed woman said she had an encounter with Kaepernick, 49ers WR Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette April 1 at a Miami hotel. The woman told police she drank and smoked marijuana with the players and wound up in Kaepernick's room. She told police that she and Kaepernick both removed their closes but didn't have sex. Kaepernick later left the room, and the woman said she couldn't remember anything after that.
Huddle Up: It's a rather curious but obviously potentially serious incident and with the investigation only in the beginning stages, it's way too early on speculate on things.
Posted: 3/3/2014 2:21pm et
The San Francisco 49ers have begun negotiating a long-term deal with QB Colin Kaepernick. He's reportedly looking for a deal similar or that eclipses Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, which pays around $18 million a year.
Huddle Up: Those aren't bad comparisons for Kaepernick's agent to make. We'll find out soon if the 49ers agree.