Colin Kaepernick | QB | San Francisco 49ers
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.
Posted: 2/22/2014 8:54pm et
The San Francisco 49ers began preliminary contract talks with representatives for QB Colin Kaepernick Friday, Feb. 21.
Huddle Up: Never too early to lock up your franchise quarterback... unless, of course, the plan is to package Kaepernick with Jim Harbaugh in a deal with Cleveland.
Posted: 2/13/2014 11:54pm et
The San Francisco 49ers goal is to reach a contract extension with QB Colin Kaepernick. That plan will come into better focus next week at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick is heading into the final season of a 4-year, $5.1 million rookie deal so look for something to get done sooner rather than later.
Posted: 1/30/2014 8:38pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick had choice words for Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman. Kaepernick said he "was not worried" about Sherman making a choke gesture in the NFC Championship Game.
Huddle Up: Hey, Super Sherman has bragging rights, and Kaepernick and Co. are going to have to wait until next season to get another crack at the CB. In short, the matchups between the two NFC West rivals will be 2 of the most anticipated contests on the 2014 schedule, and if the the Seahawks win on Sunday, the Hawks-Niners Seattle matchup would be a prime candidate to open the season on Thursday night.
Posted: 1/16/2014 2:29pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson have combined for more rushing yards in five total NFL seasons (1,965 yards) than New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning have combined for in 30 NFL seasons (1,463 yards).
Huddle Up: The differing styles in the AFC and NFC title games makes for a fascinating Championship Sunday, and it'll be even more intriguing to see which wins out in the Super Bowl.
Posted: 1/14/2014 1:23pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has guided the 49ers to victories in his first three career playoff games on the road. Former Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme is the only player in history with more (four).
Huddle Up: Shockingly, only 6 QBs overall since 1960 -- Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, Roger Staubach, Delhomme, Mark Sanchez and Len Dawson -- have more road postseason wins than Kaepernick, but it's going to be tough for the QB to add to his total Sunday in Seattle, where he's 0-2 as a starter and his team has been outscored, 71-16 in the two games.
Posted: 1/12/2014 10:49pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-28 passes for 196 yards and a TD and added 15 yards and a TD on 8 rushing attempts Sunday, Jan. 12 in a 23-10 NFC divisional-playoff road win over the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: In only 2 seasons, Kaepernick is 4-1 in the playoffs with three of the wins coming on the road. He's tossed 6 TD passes and only 2 interceptions in the 5 games and has 4 rushing TDs and averaged 75.4 rushing yards per outing.
Posted: 1/5/2014 10:03pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-30 passes for 227 yards, a TD and an interception Sunday, Jan. 5 and added a team-high 98 rushing yards on 7 carries in a 23-20 wild-card playoff win over the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: The Packers have simply been at a loss defending Kaepernick, who rushed for a career-high 181 yards in a playoff win a year ago and threw for a career-high 412 yards in a Week 1 win to open this season. On Sunday, it was a little of both as the Niners beat the Pack for the 4th straight time and advanced to the divisional round.
Posted: 11/26/2013 12:19am et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-24 passes for 235 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions Monday, Nov. 25 in a 27-6 rout of the Washington Redskins. He also added 20 rushing on 6 carries.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick topped 200 passing yards for the first time in 5 games and he had his best fantasy passing game since his 412-yard, 3-TD Week 1 outing. Maybe all it took was matchup against the leaky Skins defense, and hopefully most of his fantasy owners were able to take advantage.
Posted: 10/22/2013 8:11pm et
The San Francisco 49ers were successful on many zone-read runs in their victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. QB Colin Kaepernick had a 20-yard rushing touchdown and finished with 68 yards on 11 runs. His running also opened up throwing lanes on the perimeter for the receivers. WR Anquan Boldin had five catches for 74 yards, and he thought he pistol scheme allowed for one-on-one matchups on the outside."It makes defenses declare," Boldin said of the quarterback-driven runs. "Are you going to be bringing an eighth guy down in the box to stop the run or are you going to stay with seven guys? It definitely clears things up for us. It allows us to throw the ball outside as well."
Huddle Up: Kaepernick's 68 rushing yards were his second-highest total of the season and his rushing TD was his first of year. That alone will increase Kaepernick's fantasy production, and it should also open more passing lanes for the QB, who has only eclipsed the 200- passing-yard mark once since his 412-yard season opener.
Posted: 9/27/2013 1:07am et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-23 passes for 167 yards and TDs to WR Anquan Boldin and TE Vernon Davis on Thursday, Sept. 26 in a 35-11 win over the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we know these numbers aren't why you reached in drafts to select the much-hyped Niners QB but they're sure a lot prettier than 277 yards, 0 TDs and 4 interceptions -- Kaepernick's totals from the previous 2 weeks. Take it as a sign that the young QB is coming back around.
Posted: 9/23/2013 5:01pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick finished with just 20 yards rushing and had only 86 yards passing midway through the fourth quarter of the team's ugly loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3.
Huddle Up: It was ugly. Kaepernick probably missed Vernon Davis, and the 49ers did him no favors by abandoning the run after initial success. We thought he would bounce back in a big way against the Colts, who don't have a great defense. He is a good buy-low candidate right now.